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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Paul Pogba of Manchester United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 6, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba may not be wearing the captain’s armband anymore, but that won’t stop him from being a leader

The 25-year-old midfielder’s comments over Jose Mourinho’s tactics in a Premier League games against Wolves last month led the Manchester United to strip him of vice-captaincy.

The duo’s relationship has since further declined after being seen in a training ground bust-up a day after United fell to a shock defeat at the hands of Derby County in the Carabao Cup.

But Pogba insists that wearing the armband for either club or country is of no concern for him as he is already a leader who speaks his mind freely.

“I’ve never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me,” said Pogba on captaining the national team, according to the Daily Mirror.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Anthony Martial of Manchester United speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Paris Saint-Germain F.C. at Aon Training Complex on February 11, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Deschamps is focused on Martial’s progress

According to the France national team manager, the Manchester United footballer is "back at a very, very good level."

“You don’t have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband.

“As a leader, you can talk on the pitch but I’ve seen leaders who didn’t necessarily talk.”

As a senior member of the France squad nowadays, Pogba considers himself something as a middleman between the young players and the older ones.

“With my age, 25 years old, I’m between the two sets of players, the oldest and the youngest,” he added.

“That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard.”