MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba has pledged to give his all for Jose Mourinho – but he’s admitted he could still leave in January.
The French World Cup winner was a target for Spanish giants Barcelona during the close season.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola held talks with Nou Camp bosses about a possible deal for butManchester United held firm, making it clear the midfielder was going nowhere.
Pogba has held clear-the-air talks with Mourinho in a bid to repair their damaged relationship and he was asked about the United boss while on international duty.
He says they have a ‘pure coach player relationship’ – although that won’t stop him walking out of Old Trafford.
“We have a pure coach-player relationship, that’s right,” Pogba said.
“One thing I can assure you: I will always give 100 percent, no matter who the coach is, I always give everything for United, I cannot say more.”
Asked about the chances of him staying at United, Pogba added: “My future is currently at Manchester United. I still have a contract. I’m playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.”
Express Sport understands player and manager have made a pact that will see Pogba commit himself to United for this season and not agitate for a move in the January transfer window.
In return, United have agreed not to discuss his immediate future and will address the issue next summer.
Barca have made no secret of their desire to sign Pogba and not disguised their strong interest in him.
Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique have both gone public on Pogba and talked up Barca’s chances of landing the 25-year-old.
Suarez said: “Pogba’s an elite player who’s won everything. He has a lot of quality and he’s one of the references at United.
“I think he would like to be competing for more than he is at the moment. He’s not a player that belongs to Barca, but he would always be welcome.”
While Pique said: “We would be happy to have him (Pogba) here.
“I know little about what he is going through in Manchester and the relationship that exists (between Mourinho and Pogba).
“Pogba is a very good player, but a Manchester United player right now and we’ll see if something happens in the future.”
Barca vice-president Jordi Mestre has also added fuel to the fire after by insisting Pogba is unhappy at United and that he is one of the best players in the world.
Mestre said: “We do not talk about players that are not at our club. What I read is that Pogba is unhappy at Manchester United and his agent, Mino Raiola, has been more vehement in efforts to sell him.
“But I have not read that he says he wants to sign for the club. Yes, he is a player of unquestionable quality in the eyes of all the world.”