Jose Mourinho confirms Paul Pogba will captain Manchester United on Sunday

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Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho haven't always seen eye-to-eye

However, Pogba's post-match interview fuelled questions about how happy he was at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman saying: "There are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

Yet Mourinho struck the opposite tone.

"Most of the time in this situation, the players win the battle as Jose Mourinho knows as he has experience of this at Chelsea". When he says he did it for the fans and for the team that is exactly what I want, exactly what I demand from my players. I repeat: I want him to play well, I want him to play for that team, the fans, and that is what it is.

And Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, made it extremely clear that he had no problems with Pogba in the slightest.

French star Paul Pogba should have been Manchester United captain from the moment he arrived in 2016 and that might have prompted more consistency, former United midfield star Paul Scholes told the BBC on Friday.

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"I can not demand more from him".

I don't think there was a standout person to be captain in that team, I just that that was ideal for him hopefully he can keep that. He never had a fight with me. "We never had a heated or a change of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all".

"You have to ask Paul", said Mourinho.

It was reported at the beginning of the month that Martial was facing a fine of £180,000 after failing to return to United's pre-season training camp following the birth of his son.

"It is not easy to be fined here, so you have to ask him. I think normally we're going to have more".

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Mourinho is still without Valencia and Matic against Chris Hughton's side but there is hope the pair could be fit to return against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27.

"Our training has been really, really good all week and we go [to Brighton] to win, obviously", said Mourinho. "If he doesn't that's football". No. Antonio Valencia [is].

"We saw in the game last season when City had it their own way for the first half and were 2-0 up", Bent added. In the continuity of this, he was the captain and he will be the captain again, but when Antonio comes back he will be the captain'.

Italy worldwide Darmian has been linked with a return to Serie A, but with the league's transfer window closing on Friday a deal has not materialised. "Matic and Valencia, they are training with the team since Thursday, fully fit but not yet to play or even to be selected".

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