Pogba Refused To Talk To The Media Post Win Over Perth Glory

Manchester United's Paul Pogba after the match.

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Paul Pogba refused to talk to the media following Manchester United’s opening pre-season encounter.

The Red Devils played the first game of their 2019 pre-season tour against Australian outfit Perth Glory, registering a 2-0 win in the friendly fixture.

Marcus Rashford and Sean Garner scored a goal each to secure the victory, and the striker’s goal was assisted by none other than Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman was eyed heavily throughout the second half of the game, as viewers wanted to gauge his mood and body-language amidst reports of an imminent departure.


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Pogba has publicly admitted that he wishes to depart from Old Trafford this summer, with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid looking to secure his services.

After the 2-0 win, the 26-year-old was approached by the reporters for interviews, as per BBC. However, Pogba refused to speak to them straightaway, stating that there was “no need” for him to do so.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did speak about his talismanic midfielder during his post-match interview, claiming that he would consider Pogba for the captaincy role next season.

This comment from the Norwegian hints that the player might just end up staying put at Manchester United, despite his agent Mino Raiola declaring otherwise.