IT’S ALL OVER: Pogba stuns Man United fans with transfer bombshell
Paul Pogba has left Manchester United stunned after claiming that he could still quit the club this summer.
The midfielder has been linked with moves to Real Madrid or Juventus after insisting that a new challenge could be for the best.
Pogba's second half performance in the 4-0 demolition of Chelsea at the weekend took the plaudits from fans and pundits alike.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still sees him as a major part of his plans - but Pogba admits his future is not secure.
“This question mark remains,” said Pogba. “Obviously there have been things said, but only time will tell.”
The transfer windows in both Spain and Italy remain open, but time is running out for business to be completed.
United bosses have refused to sell the £90m World Cup winner, despite ongoing fears he is not committed to the club.
Those fears were voiced by former United midfielder Paul Ince yesterday who said: “It’s clear that his heart isn’t fully in it at Manchester United and you can see that from how he played against Chelsea.
“Sometimes his concentration levels weren’t as they should have been. Maybe he still has it in his mind that he’s going to get away before the European window shuts in a couple of weeks.
“He’s saying all the right things off the pitch, but I wonder if that’s because he has one eye on the exit door. No one is going to be totally happy and confident he’s staying until the window shuts in Spain, Italy etcetera.
“You’ve got a big decision after that. If he doesn’t go to Real Madrid, how’s he going to react with his performances at United, at least up until January? With him, the toys are often thrown out of the pram, but if he’s staying he needs to knuckle down for the club.
“It would be tough for United if he does go, though, and they are unable to replace him. Because from what I can see they don’t have someone already that can do what he does.
“His attitude was better on Sunday, but he has to continue that now, especially if he doesn’t get his transfer. He’s playing a dangerous game.
“He must keep the fans onside and the only way to do that is by putting a shift in and having the right attitude.
“He’s still putting himself in the shop window at the moment, and it’s clear he wants the move to Real Madrid, so I believe he’ll play to the best of his ability until their window shuts. It’ll be interesting to see what happens after that.”
However, Pogba insisted he will be giving his all for United, adding: “I am always good whenever I play football. It is what I love - it is my job.
“I give the maximum each time I am on a green pitch.
“I am here in Manchester. I enjoy playing with my teammates and I always want to win every game. I always give it everything.”
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