Why Pogba tight-lipped over United situation

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A unusual thing happened after the third-minute penalty that gave Jose Mourinho's team a fortunate lead at Old Trafford on Friday night.

The hierarchy at the club was unhappy about these public displays and have made the decision to hand transfer business over to a sole Director of Football going forward.

After France's victory, former United defender Rio Ferdinand said it was "down to Jose [Mourinho] to unlock this Pogba we saw at the World Cup because he was responsible, he stood up to a lot of hard tests in midfield, and was a talisman for this team". "It's three points, it's what we wanted", said Pogba.

"There are things, and there are things that I can not say, otherwise I will get fined", Pogba said after the win when asked if he was "happy and comfortable" at United, courtesy of ESPN FC's Rob Dawson.

"There are things and there are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined", Pogba told the British press after the Leicester match in a rare occasion he has stopped to speak with them.

"There are things and there are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined", Pogba said before walking off.

Maybe Pogba was keen to get something off his chest on Friday, or perhaps this is part of how he fulfils the role of captain. It's not just having the armband.

The opening day of a new Premier League season is always bound to produce nerves.

According to a UK Sun report, the Red United manager has already revealed his sadness over a poor pre-season tour of the US.

"It makes me proud to wear this armband". I just have to be myself. The player delivered a towering display, converted a spot-kick early in the game and also received a standing ovation at the Theatre of Dreams while being replaced by Marouane Fellaini in closing minutes.

"I mean, Manchester United, we have to show on the pitch, we have to play well, we have to be focused and we need people to trust us". "There are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined", Pogba said.

Pogba disclosed "everybody was on the same page" in his national team dressing room, from manager Didier Deschamps to the kitman, physio and players.

In fact, one could go so far as to suggest that they were better than the hosts at times.

He is anticipating a hard season as a result, and criticised the club's board for failing to deliver on plans he had put in place "for many months". "That is the way I think football is going", said Mourinho in an interview with Sky Sports. "I love the club". "I came in the academy, I grew up, I played for the first team".

"I didn't have any pre-season games, I came back on Monday so it was very hard for the legs".

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