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Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba insists there will "always be talk" about his future at Manchester United, but said it is not him doing the talking.

The midfielder, speaking after France's 0-0 Nations League draw with Germany in Munich, said it was "always good" to meet his World Cup-winning team-mates again.

Asked if he was "fed up" with all the speculation about his relationship with United manager Jose Mourinho, Pogba, 25, said: "It's not me who's talking. I'm trying to work on myself physically. I got back late from the World Cup, so I'm trying to perform as well as possible.

"I'm just trying to do my job and for the rest there'll always be talk."

These comments follow an interview that did add to the uncertainty surrounding him at Old Trafford.

"My future is currently in Manchester," he said. "I still have a contract. I'm playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months?"

On Mourinho, he added: "We have a pure coach-player relationship. That's how it is. One thing I can assure you: I will always give 100pc, regardless for which coach. I always give everything for United - I cannot say more."

Former United youth player Pogba returned to the club in 2016 after four successful years with Juventus for a then-world record £89m transfer fee.

But he has failed to consistently deliver the type of performances a player with that price tag should be capable of and Mourinho's frustration with him has been obvious.

Pogba was a key factor in France's success this summer, however, which is why he's been repeatedly linked with a return to Juve or a move to Barcelona.


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