Pogba Refuses To Confirm Long-Term Future At Old Trafford

After a disappointing season at Manchester United, Paul Pogba refused to confirm his long-term future at the Old Trafford club during a wide ranging interview with French TV.

The Frenchman who has had a difficult season, played the entire fixture at Wembley on Saturday, but ultimately Mourinho’s men were frustrated in their efforts to pick apart Chelsea as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat.

Pogba has been criticised by pundits in the past for not living up to his £89million price tag in big games and for spending too much time on social media.

Recent reports indicate that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on the French international who completed a world-record move from Juventus two years ago.

Pogba had been performing at a very high level for United up until receiving a red card against Arsenal back in December.

Following this his relationship with Mourinho became fraught before the rift came to a head back during April’s Manchester derby. More recently he has temporarily lost his starting place in the team, whilst struggling with form.

The 25 year-old spoke to French TV channel Canal+ on Sunday, offering no assurances that he will still be a United player next season.

‘You’re never sure of anything,’ he said. ‘Contractually, it’s on, yes.’

On Mourinho, he added: ‘There were times when I wasn’t playing. I was on the bench. Much has been spoken about.

‘People thought it was wrong but a coach and player don’t have to be best friends. One is not forced to go to the restaurant together. I had some problems – it’s mental.

‘He put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time. It made me grow in leadership.

‘I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club. It’s important to me, it makes me grow up to be as a leader in the France team.’