Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Manchester United shelve contract talks with World Cup victor

Manchester United shelve contract talks with World Cup victor

Moreover, the report claims that Pogba will not seek a move in January but could be tempted to push for one next summer should the Blaugrana retain their interest.

But nearly two hours after the final whistle, Pogba emerged to briefly hold court, insisting that he had nothing to do with the constant swirl of speculation surrounding his Old Trafford future.

"Listen. I joke about Manchester City but they are playing great football", he said.

Speaking to reporters after France's 0-0 Nations League draw with Germany in Munich on Thursday night, Pogba said it was "always good" to meet up with his World Cup-winning team-mates again.

The 24-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in world football and United are reportedly willing to pay over £100 million to bring him to Old Trafford.

But he was made captain for the opening two games of the Premier League season in the absence of Antonio Valencia and has scored twice so far.

The recent toning down of Mourinho's language towards Pogba is perhaps a sign of his realisation that there can only be one victor in what has become a two-way battle of egos.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial isn't interested in discussing a new contract with the club until he finds out more about what's going to happen with Jose Mourinho.

When asked if his relationship with United manager Jose Mourinho had soured, he added: "We have a pure coach-player relationship, that's right. As long as you don't see me in the Barcelona jersey, it's because I'm at Manchester, there will always be rumours".

"But I have not read that he says he wants to sign for the club". Manchester United are a great club and will always be great. "They will win things, I know they will", he told the Mail on Sunday.

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