The midfielder played down talks of a contract extension at Old Trafford while insisting he is focused on France’s Euro 2020 campaign
Paul Pogba claims he has yet to have talks with Manchester United over his future and has not received “any concrete offers” from the club.
United have been reported to be eager to open extension talks with Pogba as he enters the final year of his current contract at Old Trafford.
However, the Frenchman, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid lately, says he has had no contact with his current club since the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
What was said?
Pogba said RMC Sport before the opening match of Euro 2020 between France and Germany: “I have one year of contract left, everyone knows that. There haven’t been any concrete offers yet. We are done. the season, like I said, there was the Europa League final (which United lost to Villarreal on penalties), and after that we ended the vacation.
“We haven’t spoken. I’m still at Man Utd, the only thought I have for the future is the Euro. I have a little more experience than before. I really want to focus on the present, and the present is the Euro today.
“Everything about the club, when there are competitions like this, I avoid. That’s why I have an agent, and he takes care of all that.”
How has Pogba played for United this season?
Pogba has struggled to live up to expectations since returning to United for a record £ 89million ($ 125million) in 2016, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again unable to make the most of him consistently in their last campaign.
The Red Devils triggered the one-year renewal option in the 28-year-old’s contract last September, but he missed most of the first half of the season due to a combination of injuries and d ‘a positive coronavirus test.
Pogba eventually returned to full form to help Solskjaer’s side clinch a second place in the Premier League, and ended the campaign with six goals and nine assists to his name in 42 appearances, but produced an underperforming performance. average in their Europa League final. defeat at Villarreal.
Pogba on the tension Giroud & Mbappé in the camp of France
Pogba went on to discuss Olivier Giroud’s perceived criticism of Kylian Mbappe after France’s friendly 3-0 victory over Bulgaria earlier this week.
Giroud appeared to be targeting Mbappe for not providing him with adequate service, telling reporters after the game: “Sometimes you go shopping and the ball doesn’t arrive. Maybe we could have found each other better, here it is. . “
It was subsequently reported that Mbappe was furious at his teammate’s comments and planned to defend himself the next time he spoke to the media, but Pogba dismissed the idea of any issues between the two.
“There is no tension. The only tension is in the back or the legs (laughs),” he said. “There is nothing that was said (in the press), maybe it was poorly conveyed. I did not feel anything from what people say outside, it is only music , smiles and massages. “