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Pogba's future 'depends' on Manchester United as midfield star fails to pledge loyalty

 

By Simon Peach

Paul Pogba's Manchester United future remains open to question after the midfielder gave a non-committal account of his Old Trafford status.

The £89m France international has had a tricky second season back at United, and has been left out or substituted early.

On other occasions manager Jose Mourinho has publicly questioned his contributions, while links with a transfer persist.

Asked if he would remain a United player, the 25-year-old was less than forthcoming.

"We are never sure of anything but contractually it's sure, yes," he said. "I can never look far into the future. It also depends how it goes with the club, how things work out."

That may sound a loose commitment at best but there was also no encouragement for Paris St Germain to make a move.

As one of the few clubs with resources and ambition to attract Pogba, not to mention being his hometown club, they are floated as a possible destination.

But asked if turning out at the Parc des Princes held a special attraction, he said: "Honestly, no it doesn't. I grew up with a father and a mother who were Marseille supporters. Paris (PSG) was never really part of my daily life. But later on, yes why not play at the Parc des Princes? It's a great pitch and a nice stadium."

Pogba also discussed his relationship with Mourinho, insisting they did not have to have the perfect bond to work together.

He said: "A coach and a player don't have to be best friends, we don't have to go to restaurants together. I always give everything I've got."

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