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29 September, 2018, 04:46 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard face each other on Tuesday

Jose Mourinho denied any falling-out with Paul Pogba after stripping him of the Manchester United vice-captaincy, but footage has emerged of a tense-looking discussion between the pair at training on Wednesday morning.

Mourinho has been openly critical of his star midfielder in recent times, saying that his work rate isn't up to standard.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Tuesday night, Redknapp said: "You can sack Jose Mourinho, but you can't sack Paul Pogba".

One source has said, however, that Mourinho is "picking fights with his players and then asking them to play for him", with another claiming the atmosphere between Mourinho and his squad has been hard since the players returned to preseason training in July.

"We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world class players", Woodward said.

The France global said United should "attack, attack, attack" when playing at Old Trafford in a none too disguised criticism of Mourinho's approach.

The La Liga champions even lodged a shock bid to swoop the Frenchman away from Manchester United this past summer, only for the offer to be knocked back swiftly.

They added that while efforts had been made on both sides in the time that has passed since - with Mourinho making the World Cup victor captain - the relationship has ultimately failed to recover.


The United manager appeared to confirm those reports in his post-match interview when he admitted that he had stripped Pogba of his role as vice-captain and the club.

"It's not me. I'm not the manager, I can not, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing".

"The players were happy with that decision and the reasons behind the manager's decision."

"Unlike years gone by, we are not playing as good as we need to play".

Manager Jose Mourinho told SkySports that Mourinho is no longer vice-captain.

Defeats against Brighton and Tottenham, coupled with Saturday's draw against Wolves, have left United off the pace in the Premier League and now they are out of the League Cup.

Pogba still turned up at Old Trafford, watching from a private box, but disappeared before the shoot-out.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard celebrates winning the penalty shootout.

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