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I would get fined if I opened up on United —Pogba

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Paul Pogba has admitted he has to bite his tongue when discussing his situation at Manchester United or risk being fined ,Skysports reports .

Two years after returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in a world – record deal , the 25 -year – old is reported to be so unhappy that he has informed executive vice -chairman Ed Woodward of his desire to leave .

United have denied that happened , while it was also reported that Mino Raiola , the player ’ s agent, had even struck a deal with Barcelona — a scenario the club have vowed to reject .

A tense relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be at the heart of it . Questions about their relationship were raised last season and the French midfielder is said to have been annoyed by his manager ’ s comments around the World Cup.

Pogba only returned to training at the start of the week after helping France win the tournament but he was thrust into the starting line – up on Friday and given the captain ’ s armband , with his penalty setting up United ’ s 2 – 1 win over Leicester .

It was an impressive display that led to a standing ovation at Old Trafford and one that had Mourinho describing the Frenchman as a “ monster ” .

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“ What do you mean being the real Pogba ?” he asked .

“ You have to know one thing : a player that gets chosen and is happy , you always feel more comfortable than when he ’ s not happy . That ’ s all I say . ”

Pogba was pushed on his response and said that “ if you ’ re not happy , you cannot give your best ” when asked about what represents happiness and comfort for him .

He insisted there is no point doing a job if you are not enjoying it , so he was asked whether he is currently happy and comfortable right now .

“ There are things and there are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined , ” Pogba said before walking off .

It was a striking comment from the midfielder in what has been one of few occasions that he has stopped to speak to the written media after a United match .

“ It ’ s not having just the armband, ” Pogba said of his view on leadership. “ I have always been talking to the team -mates .

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