Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho as officially confirmed that Ecuadorian international Antonio Valencia remains his captain for the season.
Eyebrows were raised during last season when Pogba was handed the Captain armband against Basel in the Champions League but the Portuguese manager has finally put an end to the captaincy issue.
According to the manager in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Brighton, Antonio Valencia is the captain of the team while Paul Pogba continues as his deputy.
The Portuguese tactician confirmed that the Frenchman will lead the team against the Seagulls due to Valencia’s absence.
Valencia is yet to recover from the Calf injury he picked up in pre-season and he is set to miss a couple of games before he returns to full fitness.
Pogba, who captained the team to a 2-1 win against Leicester City last week, is set to lead the team out of dressing room for the second time this season.
Mourinho also confirmed there is no rift between him and the Frenchman. According to him, Pogba is working hard for the team and that’s what is important. Mourinho further charged the media to always say the truth and not make matters worst.
“please don’t say lies, don’t put him (Pogba) in a situation that people can think he’s not a polite, educated guy, he is. He never had a fight with me. We never had a harsh exchange of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all.” he told reporters.