Paul Pogba issues eight-word answer when asked about Man Utd future
Pogba was involved in Manchester United’s first pre-season outing Down Under.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to have plenty to deal with ahead of the new season, the most pressing matter being the unrest surrounding the future of Pogba.
The Frenchman continues to haggle for a move away from Old Trafford with his agent becoming increasingly vocal.
When asked after the game about his future Pogba simply said: “There is no need. No need to talk.”
The 26-year-old does seem to have made his feelings abundantly clear having told reporters earlier this summer that it was time to find a new challenge.
Mino Raiola, Pogba’s representative, maintains the United star has respected the club despite the duo doing everything to put the player in the shop window.
The latter seems unlikely given that the Bianconeri spent big on Cristiano Ronaldo 12 months ago and have prioritised the signing of Matthijs de Ligt this summer.
Madrid however, where Pogba’s compatriot Zinedine Zidane is in charge, remain interested but are put off by United’s price tag which reportedly exceeds £150m.
The Spanish giants have already spent big on the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.
But even their financial prowess has some limits and they are also tracking other targets such as Christian Eriksen.
Woodward is reluctant to let United’s record-signing go – especially given his commercial value.
While Solskjaer continues to protect his player insisting that reports are, in part, down to a media agenda against Pogba and not simply a reflection of his actions.