Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Pogba could refuse to play for Mourinho

The star has told team-mates he is ready to leave if the manager escalates the situation further

Paul Pogba has told his Manchester United team-mates he will not back down in his battle of wills with manager Jose Mourinho, according to the Mirror.

Pogba reacted negatively to being stripped of the vice-captaincy midweek, and told team-mates he is willing to go further if Mourinho does not back down.

The midfielder is prepared to declare he is unwilling to play for Mourinho any longer, if need be.