Paul Pogba has never been able to settle down ever since he rejoined Manchester United a couple of seasons ago and every other month there is news that the World Cup victor is on the verge of an exit.
"The same person that decides Paul is not second captain anymore was exactly the same person that decides that Paul was the second captain, myself. Just one decision which I don't have to explain".
United had taken the lead against Derby in the third minute with a well-placed shot from Juan Mata after Anthony Martial had burst down the left flank.More news: Hurricane turns deadly, floods Carolinas
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Phil Jones missed the crucial penalty in the shootout with the score at 8-7 and Mourinho admitted he was not confident of winning the tie once the centre-back stepped up.
Pogba has scored two Premier League goals this season, both from the penalty spot, although he was denied from 12 yards by Joe Hart against Burnley.
And according to the Daily Star's Adrian Stiles, Mourinho admires the defender and is keen to see Smalling's long-term future at Old Trafford assured before the season ends.
There will be, it seems fair to say, quite a lot of hoopla between Lampard and Mourinho before and after the match.
"I am trying to build a group to be successful and nights like this are incredible".