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Paul Pogba fears punishment if he tells the truth about his relationship with Jose Mourinho

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Paul Pogba captained Manchester United against Leicester City (Picture: Getty)

Paul Pogba fears he will be punished if he reveals the truth about his rocky relationship with Jose Mourinho.

The France World Cup winner captained his side and scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in Fridays 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Pogba only returned to full training on Monday, following his heroics in Russia, amid intense speculation he had been agitating for a move to Barcelona.

The 25-year-old was dropped for several high-profile matches last season and singled out for criticism by his manager but began the new campaign with an authoritative display at the heart of Uniteds midfield.

Afterwards, he told the Sunday Express: There are things I can say and there are things I cannot say… otherwise I will get fined.

Paul Pogba scored Manchester Uniteds first goal of the season from the penalty spot (Picture: Getty)

When people trust you, then youre good in your own head and its going to be easier.

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I always give my best for the fans, my team-mates and for the people that trust me.

Asked about his decision to hand Pogba the captains armband, Mourinho told Sky Sports after the match: Last season he was captain a few times.

Valencia is captain, but Valencia is not here. Paul is one of the options, third season, made in the academy, understands the club, the culture, good relationship with his teammates and a good example today putting himself in the team.

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