Mourinho tells Manchester United squad Paul Pogba will never captain club again

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"That's Old Trafford", Pogba told reporters.

Mourinho said on Sky Sports shortly before kick-off that Pogba and others had been "rested" for the Derby game.

A missed penalty from Phil Jones ended a dramatic shoot-out at Old Trafford, with Mourinho confirming after the game that he has removed Pogba from a vice-captaincy role following negative comments to the media last weekend.

The 25-year-old World Cup victor tried to force through a transfer to Barcelona days before the window closed but United chiefs were unwilling to sell their prized asset.

Jack Marriott's 85th-minute header put Frank Lampard on course for a first victory against a Premier League side as manager until Marouane Fellaini equalised deep into stoppage time - but that just delayed the celebrations.

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United's defensive-minded tactics in Saturday's draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho.




The Frenchman was watching on from the stands amid reports of a bust-up with Jose Mourinho after United's disappointing 1-1 draw with Wolves in the Premier League.

I'm not the manager, I can not, like, say that but ... obviously we should show more option of playing but I can not say that because I'm a player.

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

But Derby threatened throughout and got an equaliser in the second half when on-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson scored a brilliant free-kick from distance which completed deceived United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

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

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