Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move from Manchester United whilst admitting that he doesn’t have to be best friends with Jose Mourinho. The Frenchman has had a mixed second season at Old Trafford with his performances being questioned by Jose Mourinho resulting in a place outside the starting lineup, or being subbed off early in games.
“We are never sure of anything but contractually it’s sure, yes,” he said when asked about his position at United.
“I can never look far into the future. It also depends how it goes with the club, how things work out.
“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.”
He went on to thank Mourinho for the privilege to captain the side during the season, although he insisted that there is no need for them to have perfect relationship off the field.
“There were times where I wasn’t playing, I was on the bench. There was a lot of talk, people thought it wasn’t working out,” Pogba added.
“But a coach and a player don’t have to be best friends, we don’t have to go to restaurants together. I had a few little problems too… football is sometimes all about the mental side. He put me on the bench and I gave my response on the pitch. I always give everything I’ve got.
“He made me progress in leadership. I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club, it’s important for me, it makes me grow to be also a leader in the France team.”