Paul Pogba: Manchester United 'Forever Will Be' My Home

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2018

BERN, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Paul Pogba of Manchester United looks on after the UEFA Champions League Group H match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on September 19, 2018 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Paul Pogba has spoken out about his career at Manchester United, and has described Old Trafford as his home "forever."

Speaking to RMC Sport (h/t John Hutchinson of The Sun), the French World Cup winner spoke fondly of the Red Devils and hinted he has no regrets about joining from Juventus two years ago.

"Coming back to Manchester United was like coming home," Pogba said. "This has always been my home and it forever will be."

Pogba's comments might calm fears the midfielder has his eyes on a move away from the Theatre of Dreams after reportedly falling out with coach Jose Mourinho.

Jamie Jackson of the Guardian previously reported there have been internal tensions between Mourinho and Pogba, with United struggling for form in the Premier League.

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) attend a training session at the Carrington Training complex in Manchester, north west England on October 22, 2018, ahead of their UEFA Champ
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Per Hutchinson, Pogba has been linked with potential transfers to Real Madrid, Barcelona and former club Juve.

Pogba recently hinted he could be open to a fresh challenge at a new team at the end of his spell in Manchester.

Speaking to Sky Germany (h/t Hutchinson), Pogba said: "My future is currently in Manchester. I still have a contract, I'm playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the near future."

The midfielder added he would continue to do his best for United after being questioned further about his relationship with Mourinho.

"We have a pure coach-player relationship, that's right," said Pogba. "One thing I can assure you: I will always give 100 per cent, no matter which coach I always give everything. I cannot say more."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on October 28, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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In a confusing turn of events, Pogba also spoke about his time at Juve, and also described Turin as his "home."

Per RMC Sport (h/t Calciomercato), Pogba described his feelings about his club drawing the Old Lady in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

He said: "I expected it, it was crazy. I spoke with my brother l last summer, I said: imagine, we're in the same group as Juve. For me it's a pleasure, Turin is my home, it's there that I scored my first professional goal."

Pogba's comments could partly be lost in translation, but his performances on the pitch have improved over the weeks, suggesting he is more settled.

The player was clearly fatigued after returning from Russia 2018, but he appears to have found his verve once again as United fight for form.