Captain Paul Pogba hints at being unhappy at Manchester United

Aug 13, 2018, 08:12 IST | PA Sport

Pogba was pushed on his response and said that "if you're not happy, you cannot give your best" when asked about what represents happiness and comfort for him. When asked whether he is currently happy

Captain Paul Pogba hints at being unhappy at Manchester United
Man United midfielder Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba cast fresh doubt over his Manchester United future by saying he would get fined if he really opened up about his happiness. Two years after returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in a world-record deal, Pogba, 25, is reported to be so unhappy that he has informed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward of his desire to leave.

A tense relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be at the heart of it. Questions about their relationship were raised last term and the midfielder is said to have been annoyed by his manager's comments around the World Cup.

Pogba only returned to training at the start of the week after helping France to win the tournament, but was thrust into the starting line-up on Friday and given the captain's armband, with his penalty setting United on course for a 2-1 win against Leicester.

"What do you mean being the real Pogba?" he asked. "You have to know one thing: a player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy. That's all I say."

Pogba was pushed on his response and said that "if you're not happy, you cannot give your best" when asked about what represents happiness and comfort for him. When asked whether he is currently happy.

"There are things and there are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined. It's not about just the armband. I have always been talking to my teammates. I am someone who is not [in] a role that I give to myself. Just try to help the team as much as possible, like they helped me too. Having the armband, it's not like 'oh, I will show that I am a real captain'," Pogba said before walking off.

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