But now recent reports have claimed that it was not Jose Mourinho's idea to put Pogba in defence.
"I'm very happy in this new life I'm having, at this new club".
'The Premier League, the Champions League, the Euros, and to be one of the best players in the world'.
The France worldwide has taken a fresh swipe at the Special One over losing the vice-captaincy at Old Trafford.
However, since the end of the global football fiesta, the 25-year-old Pogba has been at war with club boss Mourinho.
"But we like challenges too, we have goals".
United are eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders Manchester City. "I'd like to do that", the midfielder added.
"For me, a leader isn't someone who wears something on his arm, who puts on the captain's armband".
"As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk". I need to be even more decisive, to score more goals, ' he said.
"I think that Jose Mourinho saw the same thing as me". Being here is already something big for me.
"It's true that there are some facts, and some may have jumped to certain conclusions".
Paul Pogba is the most high-profile player in the United squad, but he has so far not been able to gain the respect that Ibrahimovic earned instantly because of his persona and career achievements.
"There is no issue with Paul".
"I've never been upset with journalists, it's just that I did not want to talk".
Paul Pogba has taken advantage of time away from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United by getting a fresh haircut, called the "Pogflash", while on worldwide duty for France.
He was punished after demanding United "attack, attack, attack" following a 1-1 draw with Wolves.