There are massive question marks surrounding Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United.
After being linked with a move to Barcelona, the French midfielder was given the captain's armband by Jose Mourinho for Friday night's Premier League clash against Leicester.
Pogba produced an excellent performance in the heart of Man United's midfield, scoring a penalty in the 2-1 win.
However, the 25-year-old caused a massive stir with his comments following the 2018/19 Premier League opener.
“There are things I can say and there are things that I cannot say, otherwise I will get fine," Pogba told reporters.
Pogba became Man United's club-record signing in 2016 when he rejoined from Juventus in an £89m transfer.
However, he has struggled for consistency at Old Trafford under Mourinho.
Mourinho's snide remark
According to The Sun, Mourinho ordered in Pogba for showdown talks at Man United's training ground following his controversial comments.
The Portuguese coach was reportedly furious and told the skilful Frenchman that he did not appreciate his latest remarks.
“If you wish to leave Manchester, again, all you have to do is ask for a transfer”, said Mourinho as per The Sun.
The ‘again’ was a dig at Pogba having quit the club in 2012 during Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure.
According to The Sun: "Pogba stood his ground in the meeting and told Mourinho that if he wanted to speak that way to him he should go via Raiola.
"The spiky talks have taken the pair’s relationship to new depths."
Mourinho is not fond of Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, but may have to sit down with him in order to resolve the situation.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is understood to blame Raiola for reports that suggested Pogba wanted to quit United for Barcelona this summer.
Ex Man United striker Dimitar Berbatov is confident that Pogba and Mourinho will be able to "figure it out".
“I was very happy with the display of Paul Pogba against Leicester, it was a real captain's performance," Berbatov told Betfair.
“He was everywhere on the pitch, passed it well, took the penalty with confidence - considering it was the first game, it was very encouraging.
“There has been chat in the media about him being unhappy, but I think the newspapers and social media are always focused on that side of things, trying to find problems that aren't necessarily there, constantly exaggerating - it's on the pitch that matters.
“These stories are not good for anybody, but Jose and Pogba will figure it out.”
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