Paul Pogba holds secret talks with Barcelona chief

Paul Pogba holds secret talks with Barcelona chief

"This season, especially after the World Cup that he's had, he's going to start expressing himself a lot more".

Pogba came through the youth system at United before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer.

United start their Premier League campaign against Leicester on Friday at 8pm.

Former Liverpool FC captain Redknapp believes Pogba should have been given the responsibility of captaining Manchester United.

The Red Devils paid a then world-record €105 million to bring him back to the club.

Paul Pogba is heading for the exit at Old Trafford following a breakdown in his relationship with Jose Mourinho.

In an interview with ESPN FC two weeks ago, Mourinho questioned why Pogba's performances in Russian Federation were so much better than his displays for United last season.

The Portuguese harshly criticised some of the younger players on tour with his team in the U.S., while he has also warned the board over their lack of activity in the transfer window.

"I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him, it's about him giving the best he has to give", Mourinho told ESPN last month. I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give the best.

"The players are in a closed camp, isolated from the external world, from commercial compromises, and every possible influence".

The Independent have also reported further on the topic, claiming that Manchester United are set to take a "firm stance" over the Paul Pogba debacle, despite Raiola's attempts to force a move through.

This is given the limited time available to sign a replacement for the French midfielder, according to Goal.

And super-agent Mina Raiola has placed an offer on Barcelona's table which the Catalonian club are prepared to settle with.

Meanwhile, United remain in talks with Bayern Munich over Germany centre back Jerome Boateng.

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