In the first week of this season, Mourinho declared Antonio Valencia as his undisputed captain, while, Paul Pogba remain his vice-captain.
Paul Pogba, whose relationship with the gaffer is far from cordial, captained the team in the first two matches of the season against Leicester City and Brighton due to Valencia’s unavoidable miss.
However, Mourinho has surprisingly told the 25-year-old that he is no longer the vice-captain of the team.
It was first reported via The Daily Star — after the team’s 1-1 draw against Wolves in which Pogba was partly at fault for the goal conceded by the Red Devils — that the former Chelsea manager informed the midfielder of his decision.
After yesterday’s lost to Derby County, Mourinho confirmed in his post-match interview with reporters that he is the manager and his decision remain, unchanged.
The gaffer wasn’t happy with the player’s display against Wolves last weekend, claiming he ” lacks what it takes to be the captain of a great club like United”
Mourinho’s decision might look perfect in his eyes, the truth is that it is telling on the team’s overall performances.
It has caused a division in the club’s dressing as some players are happy with Mourinho’s decision while some are standing with the Frenchman.
Ed Woodward might need to come into the crises in the club and ensure that peace is restored, even if it includes sacking the gaffer for the interest of the club.