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I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A Leader – Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said he doesn’t need the armband to be a leader as his teammates give him the freedom to express himself.

Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season.

The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho was strictly off the table for the interview at France’s international training base.

United’s difficult start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France’s glory in Russia, 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.

“It really pleased me to hear Adil say that,” Pogba told AFP. “I would never say it’s me, it’s the squad who put me in that position, who gave me the freedom to express myself. They gave me confidence as well.

“I couldn’t have done it without them. It all began like that, from our training camp. 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. I was really determined.”

Pogba made his France debut in 2013, and has racked up 62 caps while appearing at three major tournaments.

“With my age, 25 years old, I’m between the two sets of players, the oldest and the youngest. That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard,” he said.

“I could say what I felt, give messages and pass them on from the older players to the younger ones. I was the go-between you could say.”

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