Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup in a penalty shoot-out to Derby with Pogba watching from the stands.
Pogba was omitted from the squad on account of relaxation in accordance with Mourinho however his absence got here after he was advised he would by no means skipper the workforce once more.
Mourinho is known to have made the brutal declaration in entrance of the remainder of Pogba’s shocked team-mates earlier than their defeat to Derby.
The United boss is livid with Pogba’s perspective however he gave a unique take after the dramatic shoot-out.
“The one reality is that I made the choice of Paul to not be the second captain anymore,” Mourinho advised Sky Sports activities.
“However no fall-out. No issues in any respect.
“The identical person who decides Paul shouldn’t be second captain anymore was precisely the identical person who decides that Paul was the second captain, myself.
“I’m the supervisor, I could make these choices, no fall-out in any respect, no issues in any respect, only one choice that I haven’t got to elucidate.”
Pogba’s place is now in severe doubt and there’s a distinct risk he might depart the membership in January.
Categorical Sport understands the World Cup winner is involved in a return to Juventus, from whom United signed him.
Whereas Barcelona have been credited with sturdy curiosity in snapping him up following the departure of Andres Iniesta.
The most recent growth within the Pogba saga got here earlier than United kicked off in opposition to Frank Lampard’s Derby aspect at Outdated Trafford.
The house aspect bought off to an amazing begin when Juan Mata completed off a tremendous transfer involving Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.
However Derby threatened all through and bought an equaliser within the second half when on-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson scored an excellent free-kick from distance which accomplished deceived United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
The sport then took a dramatic twist when United have been lowered to 10 males after Romero dealt with the ball exterior the field.
And Derby went forward when Jack Marriott nodded in from shut vary after United’s substitute keeper Lee Grant did not cope with a shot from exterior the field.
However within the fifth minute of stoppage time, Marouane Fellaini headed dwelling on the again put up to take the sport into penalties.
Gamers from each groups emphatically scored the primary 15 penalties however Phil Jones made it an evening to overlook for Mourinho when his effort was saved by Scott Carson.
Lampard advised Sky Sports activities: “I am shell-shocked. What a efficiency. To go down early at Outdated Trafford and play in addition to they did was very good. We had the character to take penalties and play the best way we did. I’m a proud supervisor.
“It was the simplest choice I’ve had, the gamers have been very good in opposition to Brentford they usually deserved the prospect to play at Outdated Trafford. I wished to convey a workforce who might actually compete. I’m so pleased with them.
“I’m making an attempt to construct a gaggle to achieve success and nights like this are unbelievable. To go in opposition to world-class gamers and play that approach, it is proper up there.”