Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder
Paul Pogba has played down reports of a January move to Barcelona, although he
stopped short of denying a desire to leave.
The 2018 World Cup winner has been the
subject of ongoing transfer speculation, with Barca among the clubs linked with
Pogba did little to cool rumours with what
appeared to be subtle criticism of manager Jose Mourinho following United's opening-day
win over Leicester.
The France international has now once again
hinted that his relationship with Mourinho was not entirely ideal but played
down the significance of this.
"Talking about a transfer, I'm under
contract," he told Telefoot.
"There have been some little things with
the coach, the relationship is always the same - coach and player. We have common
goals, which are to win.
"As long as you don't see me in the
Barcelona jersey, it's because I'm at Manchester, there will always be
Although he was not quite as complimentary
of Mourinho, Pogba was full of praise for Les Blues boss Didier Deschamps, who
he credited for helping him change in a positive way.
"The change in me was made during the
World Cup, I needed to become more mature, growing up, it was everything,"
the 25-year-old said.
"I have a very good relationship with
coach Didier Deschamps, he told me about his experience and I took it into