'I've Never Been So Happy With Him': Jose Mourinho Praises Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho defends relationship with Paul Pogba... and insists only player he has fined is Anthony Martial

The Frenchman skippered United in their 2-1 win against Leicester City last Friday in Antonio Valencia's absence and scored from the penalty spot during a man-of-the-match display.

Paul Scholes has called for Paul Pogba to become Manchester United captain, noting the extra responsibility would have a positive impact on his game.

In an unusual step, United actually responded to the stories about the alleged "bust up", contacting Sky Sports reporter James Cooper, who revealed, "They are angry, they're incensed, they're telling me there was no bust up between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba".

"When he says he did it for the fans and for the team, it's exactly what I want, exactly what I demand from my players".

The French midfielder is the player Mourinho is trying to build his team around as the Portuguese coach looks to drag United back into the title race this season. "He never had a fight with me", said Mourinho. I repeat: I want him to play well, I want him to [do] for that team, the fans, and that is what it is.

Mourinho suggested Pogba played much better at the World Cup because he did not have his entourage round him nor the distractions of commercial obligations.

Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game.

"You have to ask Paul", he said.

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But it seems the issues between the two stretch further than first thought, as Mourinho admitted he has had to single Martial out for punishment.

"He's working extremely well here but I have to say in his defence, write what you want about him, write what you want about me but please don't say lies".

What this meant is that Mourinho reacted in a positive manner regarding his main player. "'They've been really good for me, I think I've totally changed as a player and a human being after these two years".

"I am very confident but if he doesn't [play well], that's football", he said.

"So, you have to ask him".

"He has the right to a bad match".

However, subsequent deals Mourinho reportedly requested for Croatian World Cup star Ivan Perisic and Brazilian forward Willian never came to fruition.

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