A World Cup winner now, Paul Pogba has seen his future at Manchester United called into doubt in the recent past. However, Barcelona will no longer be among those in pursuit of the Frenchman, according to the club hierarchy.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford has been called into question after a turbulent 2017-18 season in which he clashed with manager Jose Mourinho.
The midfielder saw himself get linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer, but now, the Spanish outfit’s director, Ariedo Braida, has ended all speculation with his recent statement.
“I don’t think we’re going to move for Pogba, but he’s a great player,” Braida told Radio Sportiva.
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The France international spent a surprising amount of time on the Red Devils’ bench in the second half of the previous season. Miscast as a defensive midfielder, he has been unable to find his best form for the Mancunian giants.
But the 25-year-old was indeed a major contributor for France in their victorious World Cup campaign. He marked the final against Croatia with a sweetly struck goal to put his team 3-1 ahead on the night.
The fan-favourite midfielder had cast his future into doubt following United’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, by claiming that he cannot say the things he wished to say, as he would get fined.
And though he did suggest that all is not well at his boyhood club, Pogba did insist that he will continue to give his all for the club.
With Barca links now extinguished, United fans would be glad, as it presents an opportunity for Mourinho and Pogba to prove their ability to work well together and lead the club in the right direction.