Pogba Hints On Leaving Manchester United
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has refused to rule out leaving the Premier League club in the near future as the unsettled player continues to dominate transfer discussions with Spanish media reports linking him with a move to Barcelona.
While United are adamant that Pogba will not be sold they are likely to face a mounting battle to keep their French World Cup winner, with the player understood to have set his sights firmly on a move to Spain.
The World Cup winner, who moved to Old Trafford in 2016 in an 89.3 million-pound ($115.4 million) deal from Juventus, has endured a strained relationship with United manager Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to Sky Sports before France’s game with Germany in Munich on Thursday night, Pogba said:
“There was a lot of talk about it [a transfer] but it was like that. I am under contract at Manchester [United]. “My future right now is with Manchester. I have a contract. Currently, I play there, but who knows what will happen in the next couple of months.”
Mourinho has tried to diffuse the situation recently by saying he “couldn’t be happier” with Pogba.
Pogba on #MUFC future: “My future is currently in Manchester. I still have a contract, I’m playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.” pic.twitter.com/elXAnoRA2u
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) September 6, 2018
The 25-year-old was made United captain for the opening two Premier League games this season in the absence of regular skipper Antonio Valencia and he scored two goals.
When Pogba was asked about his relation with Mourinho, he replied: “We have a coach-player relationship, it’s like that.
“One thing I can promise – I will always give it 100 percent, regardless for which coach. I give it my all for United always. That’s all I can say.”
Meanwhile, Pogba was named in the France team to play Germany in the UEFA Nations League later on Thursday.