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TUTTOSPORT: Paul Pogba has chosen Juventus return

The midfielder moved to Old Trafford in 2016 from Juventus in a $114 million transfer deal and has been linked by the media with another big-money move, to Barcelona.

The win at Old Trafford - only his 12th competitive match - saw him claim first honors against his erstwhile mentor and manager from his Chelsea days.

Mourinho declined to give a specific reason for his latest decision in what has developed into an ongoing spat between him and the 25-year-old.

"The only truth is I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore", said Mourinho. While this further fractured the relationship between manager and Pogba, it is understood that the executive have no intention of asking Mourinho to reconsider the decision.

Speaking on Sky Sports he added: "No fallout at all, no problem at all, just a decision that I don't have to explain".

The French World Cup-winner had captained United three times this season in the absence of Antonio Valencia, including the Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Pogba scored two and set up the other in the 3-0 victory in Switzerland, only to under-perform on Saturday's return to league action against Wolves. I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking.

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One source has said, however, Mourinho is "picking fights with his players and then asking them to play for him", with another claiming the atmosphere between Mourinho and his squad has been hard since the players returned to preseason training in July.

"You don't have much time to have the ball, to turn, to one-touch". "I appreciate that because it's not easy in defeat in that last moment".

'I don't think he's disciplined to play in Mourinho's midfield.

"Jose was very welcoming as a whole".

"I prefer to be proactive, but then we go for it only after the 1-1 and after the red card we are in a little difficulty".

The Pogba row overshadowed a superb achievement by Lampard, who only took his first managerial role at Derby in the close-season.

"I don't think they are getting the best out of Pogba but he has to do more himself", Redknapp continued.

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