Sam Wallace insists Pogba stands higher than Mourinho at Man United
- The Daily Telegraph's chief football writer believes Paul Pogba has more power and significance at Man United than Jose Mourinho
Speaking on Sky Sports' Sunday Supplement, Wallace said: "This troika of figures at United, the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who is unquestionably the most powerful man at the club - there is literally no manager who can challenge him in terms of a relationship with the Glazers - the manager Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, their highest-profile player; the weakest of the three is Mourinho.
"There was no question that United would let Pogba go to Barcelona, I'm not sure they could afford him anyway. They tried to throw some pretty mediocre players in.
"I am surprised by what Pogba has said because it's pretty bold, I think it shows his confidence. He's been told he's a crucial part of the club's on-field and commercial success, and he's going very close to saying what he wants.
"I don't think there's any question that a player would say that under Fergie because you'd have been finished.
"The days of when Real Madrid and Barcelona could just buy players out of the Premier League are over for the time being, so this was all in the nuance, and Jose will understand it. Mourinho understands power, and this is a player demonstrating the power that he has."