Manchester United move rejected by Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng

Dean Simpson
August 8, 2018

United begin their league campaign on Friday evening against Leicester City.

Disillusioned with life at United under Mourinho, Pogba is understood to be eager to play alongside Leo Messi and former Juventus teammate Arturo Vidal, who joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich last week.

Pogba, a favourite of executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, has three years left on his contract with the option of a further 12 months, and the club are under no pressure to sell.

Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Dembele returned to first-team training last week following his success at the World Cup. Pogba, a key member of the French team that won the World Cup in Russian Federation last month, was part of United's youth set-up but, short of first-team opportunities, opted to join Juventus in 2012.

The Mail published a story earlier this week with the headline, "I want Paul Pogba out of Manchester United" - a misleadingly fabricated quote attributed to Raiola.

Contradicting such claims, it's worth pointing out that Gazzetta dello Sport have reported Pjanic is poised to ink an improved offer with the Turin club.

Reliable Di Marzio revealed that United have rejected the offer from Barcelona for Pogba.

"They just think about football". Fans will hope they can sort differences out, and focus on the job being completed.

The expectation was that United would spend big in the close-season window to strengthen key areas but only Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and 19-year-old Portuguese full back Diogo Dalot have been added to the squad.

The Italian side tried everything they could to bring him back and even initiated several selling operations to fund a Pogba move, but United's refusal slowed down any kind of real talks.

No longer does the France global feel comfortable or enjoy playing at Old Trafford, as he does when he features for his country.

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