Sergej Milinkovic-Savic happy Jose Mourinho was in stands for Serbia's victory

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic happy Jose Mourinho was in stands for Serbia's victory

While Pogba probably has a longer term future at United than Mourinho, it's not positive news to hear that a player seemingly has more power than the manager. "I think they've got the right man who can handle that sort of situation".

"I've never played for the France team to be captain, already being here is a big thing for me" Pogba said.

"I couldn't have done it without them". 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.

That might seem a long way off given he only moved to Fiorentina past year and has played just 24 times in Serie A, but his recent rise suggests nothing should be discounted. "I was the go-between you could say". "I should pass, pass, pass".

Despite taking on a key leadership role at the World Cup, a growing rift between Pogba and Mourinho saw the France global stripped of the United vice-captaincy last month. "During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again", Mourinho was quoted as saying after watching France triumph in Russian Federation.

"I don't think there's a right or wrong, I think it depends what fits at the right time for that individual and that's where I'm at right now". "You don't have to be captain to speak".

Pressure on Mourinho was relieved slightly last week when United fought back from 2-0 down against Newcastle to win 3-2.

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'm not going to get into it, whether it's (Antoine) Griezmann, Kylian (Mbappe) or Raphael who deserve it much more than me. But I hope with all my heart that it's one of the four, because there is [also] NG [N'Golo Kante]".