There will always be rumours - Pogba brushes off Barcelona talk

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Pogba had been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer but the move could not materialise after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward refused to entertain offers for the World Cup victor.

Pogba featured in a friendly clash against Germany during the worldwide break and was coy about his future.

Paul Pogba's reluctance to commit to Manchester United amid talk of interest from Barcelona is making the Red Devils look amateur, says Paul Parker.

"Talking about a transfer, I'm under contract".

Less than 24 hours earlier, however, the 25-year-old had also spoken about the same issue, claiming: "I'm playing there [United] at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the near future?"

Pogba, who is now on worldwide duty with France, said: "There was a lot of talk (about a move to Barca), but it was just like that".

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Manchester United have relaunched their bid to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos this summer.

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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.

But in an interview with French TV programme Telefoot, Pogba spoke about his relationship with Mourinho.

However, when asked about how he gets on with his manager, Pogba replied: "We have a pure coach-player relationship, that's right".

"United is a great club and will always be great".

Pogba had a bust-up with Mourinho in February and was named on the bench for a number of crunch fixtures last term.

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United are 10th in the Premier League table with two wins and two losses from their four games, and face Watford on September 15 after the worldwide break.

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