Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has dismissed suggestions that he is unhappy at Manchester United.
There were suggestions Pogba’s relationship with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has deteriorated after Mourinho stripped him of the vice-captaincy, but Pogba claimed he has not been hurt by the decision.
“It didn’t affect me,” Pogba said of Mourinho’s decision to strip him of the vice-captaincy.
“I’m still playing and I’m really happy to play, the manager is the one who chooses who is captain. I was the second one after Valencia. Then if he takes me the armband it doesn’t change anything for me.
“I just want to play, perform, that’s my job and give my best for my team and for everybody, for the fans, for the club. It didn’t really touch me, didn’t affect me. Nothing changed really.”
Pogba joined United for a then world record transfer fee of £89million in the summer of 2016 and he insists he doesn’t regret leaving Juventus.
“Choosing to come back to Man United was my choice,” Pogba added. “Juventus were playing Champions League and Manchester were playing Europa League. I knew first of all I wouldn’t play Champions League and I was very happy.
“I made my choice and don’t regret it at all. I know Manchester the last few years are not being at the top but I came back just to help the team and try to come back at the top so we are on the way.
“We have a lot of goals so, for me, no it’s not strange. It’s a choice and I don’t regret it all. I’m very happy to come back to Man United and wear the shirt and everything. I’m sure we will come back to our best.
“Do I look sad? I’m happy. Like I said again, I’m happy to wear the shirt, I’m really happy to come back to Man United wearing this shirt playing for this team, this big club.
“Obviously when you play in a big club like that there is always talk about this club. We know anything can go on but on the pitch always happy, always with a smile, fighting for my team mates club and fans. That’s what I do and I’m really happy to do that.”