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Louis Saha rips Paul Pogba for putting pressure on Jose Mourinho

11 October 2018

For example, I've never won the Premier League, that's an objective.

The France global believes he is capable of being a leader at United without having the captain's armband.

Hugo Lloris lifted the trophy in Moscow in mid-July as Didier Deschamps' captain, and Pogba said he would continue being an influential figure in the squad even if he never replaced the Tottenham goalkeeper.

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his global teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team's leader.

Both players were seen as leaders within the dressing room.

"I think he has done it on goal, and I don't think that is right", Saha said at the AFDP Spirit of Soccer launch. "You don't have to be captain to speak". "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".

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While he has been told by United not to speak to the UK media for the foreseeable future, the midfielder has spoken to the French media while he was away on worldwide duty and was asked whether he had an ambition to lead the France team.

"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.

From there on it was an uphill task for the Red Devils but thanks to three goals in the second half, Jose Mourinho's men saved the game. "I'm adapting. That's a bit different for me but very nice", he said. "This is his third year, the players know more and more the way he wants to play and how he wants it - so I believe, yes".

"I can't pick out one of them".

Lloris is the other member of Didier Deschamps' triumphant squad nominated while Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, an outcast at global level, made it a seventh Frenchman on list for the award.

Louis Saha rips Paul Pogba for putting pressure on Jose Mourinho