Saha chastises Pogba for ‘attack comments

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly desperate for the club to make a signing in the January transfer window.

And the former Juventus midfielder, who has scored twice and provided two assists in eight top-flight outings, said he has found it harder to motivate himself, having won the biggest prize of all in Russian Federation. I spoke with Hugo (Lloris), Blaise (Matuidi), (Raphael) Varane, to say that this World Cup we really had to put everything in place to win it.

United's hard start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France's glory in Russian Federation, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team's "real leader" at the World Cup. "I'd like to do that".

Despite taking on a key leadership role at the World Cup, a growing rift between Pogba and Mourinho saw the France worldwide stripped of the United vice-captaincy last month.

Prior to the World Cup, Pogba had stated his ambition of stepping up his role within the France squad, and he was credited by teammates with having given a number of inspirational dressing room speeches during Les Bleus' summer triumph.

Pogba insists he is the ideal go-between for the older players and younger members of Didier Deschamps' squad.

"I think he (Pogba) has done it (public comments) on objective, and I don't think that is right", said Saha, speaking at the AFDP Spirit of Soccer launch.

"You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband", he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

Pogba has made no references to United in his media comments this week, but a former France World Cup victor has suggested he has been a little too vocal in his public comments this season.

And Pogba hopes the second star added to the French shirt will be the lead to a compatriot winning the award again - but does not put himself in that bracket. They gave me confidence as well.

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