Paul Pogba: 'You do not have to be captain to speak'

Paul Pogba of Manchester United has had a very public falling out with manager Jose Mourinho

As a leader you can talk on the pitch, but I have seen leaders who do not necessarily speak.

France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba believes he did not focus on his game after claiming the summer World Cup trophy with the Les Bleus in Russian Federation just like club boss Jose Mourinho predicted.

Paul Pogba is the most high-profile player in the United squad, but he has so far not been able to gain the respect that Ibrahimovic earned instantly because of his persona and career achievements.

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his global teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team's leader.

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Pogba said in quotes reported by L'Equipe: "I have never played for France to be captain. It's the squad that put me in that position, who gave me the freedom to express myself, and gave me the confidence to".

"I can't pick out one of them".

The 25-year-old was at the heart of Didier Deschamps' triumphant side in Russian Federation but returned to a hard situation at United after being dropped from Jose Mourinho's starting XI towards the end of last season. "That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard", he said.

He was looked upon as the "cool older brother" at United, even by the likes of Pogba - the two players are both represented by agent Mino Raiola, so were already close - and his departure has created a void unforeseen by Mourinho. He will be there on the pitch and show you the way. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say 'No, that's not something to say because you are not the manager'".

"It's all I hope for whatever happens, because there are a lot of them who deserve it", he said.

"I guess this makes it easier for me to get adapted".

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