Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha on Tuesday criticised French midfielder Paul Pogba for speaking out and undermining manager Jose Mourinho with his recent "attack, attack, attack" comments.
But the one common factor that has been involved in each and every one of these issues, has been the team's manager, Jose Mourinho.
However, his success with the national team did not translate into a strong start to the season at United, who lost two of their opening three Premier League games before dropping points at home to Wolves and losing at West Ham.
"I think he has done it on objective, and I don't think that is right", Saha said at the AFDP Spirit of Soccer launch.More news: Kanye West Meets with Trump at White House
It is believed the Portuguese wants to add a centre-back to his squad at the turn of the year, with AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli and Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar reportedly on his wish list.
"I could say what I felt, give messages and pass them on from the older players to the younger ones".
"As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk", the midfielder submitted.
"That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard".
"Fortunately for me, you look at the best managers over the last 25-30 years". "You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband".
Yes, I think there are things that should not be done from the players' side and from the manager and above.
"For me, a leader isn't someone who wears something on his arm, who puts on the captain's armband".