Paul Pogba Cast Doubts On His Future

Paul Pogba

The French soccer star, Paul Pogba may have spent his Summer winning the World Cup for his native France and enjoying some much-needed rest, but he appears far from happy to have returned to Manchester United. The French midfielder is a product of the Manchester United academy and a return to his childhood English club from Juventus in 2016 for around $100 million seemed a dream come true.

Despite the impressive form shown by Pogba for France during the World Cup in Russia, Pogba's uneasy relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has remained in place during his limited preseason. Following the opening match of Manchester United's Premier League season, Paul Pogba stated he was unable to make his true feelings about his time at the club known because of the risk of a financial penalty from the club. Mourinho was critical of Pogba throughout the 2017-18 season and the conflict between the pair seems to have continued into the first game of the new campaign.

Sky Sports reports Pogba has become so disenchanted with life at Old Trafford he has spoken informally with Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward about leaving the club. Rumors of the unhappiness of the midfielder have become so widespread a bid is said to have been received from Spanish giants Barcelona for the services of a much-coveted player.

The unhappiness of Paul Pogba does not seem to have had an effect on his form for Manchester United with the midfielder awarded the captaincy of the team for their opening fixture against Leicester City. Even this moment seems to have been soured by the tension between Pogba and his Portuguese coach with assistant coaches Michael Carrick and Keiran McKenna telling the midfielder of the decision. Pogba and his agent are said to have already begun seeking out a better deal for the midfielder who appears to have his heart set on a move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Following the French midfielder's goal-scoring performance against a dogged Leicester City team, Mourinho described his captain as a "Monster." In contrast, the French World Cup winner stated he was unable to play to his maximum potential when he was not happy with a team and feared he would be fined by Manchester United if he made his feelings about his current situation clear to journalists.

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