Mourinho's public confirmation that he had erased Pogba from his list of vice-captains highlighted the discord between the United boss and his club record signing, but the midfielder has now offered up what will be viewed as his first public comments on leadership. "For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer".
Ashley Young captained United in Antonio Valencia's absence against Newcastle United last weekend - a game in which Pogba was awarded the Man of the Match accolade.
'For example, Pirlo is a leader, but he will not speak a lot in the dressing room.
"I think he (Pogba) has done it (public comments) on objective, and I don't think that is right", said Saha, speaking at the AFDP Spirit of Soccer launch.
"However, I'll never comment on relationships between players and coaches", Deschamps told Italian newspaper, Gazzetta Dello Sport on Wednesday.
'You do not have to be a captain to speak.
"For me, a leader isn't someone who wears something on his arm, who puts on the captain's armband". Myself. I am the manager, I can make these decisions.
"I would have said "no, that's not something to say because you're not the manager".
"I can't pick one of them, but I sincerely hope it'll be one of those three, or even four because there's also NG (N'Golo Kante)".
The victor, which will be voted for by a global panel of 176 football journalists, will be announced on December 3.