Pogba calls truce with Mourinho … agrees he won’t push for exit in January

Mourinho and Pogba back to good day

Mourinho and Pogba back to good day

PAUL Pogba will not push for a move away from Old Trafford in January amid strong interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.

The World Cup-winning superstar was courted by Barca this summer, with his agent Mino Raiola angling for a move away from Manchester United.

The issue has been compounded by Pogba’s increasingly fractious relationship with United manager Jose Mourinho over recent months.

United’s record signing, however, will stay until next summer at the very least, according to The Mirror.

Mourinho handed Pogba the captaincy in the absence of Antonio Valencia earlier in the season in an attempt to show his faith in him.

Despite their seemingly tumultuous relationship of late, the pair have reportedly settled their differences and, resultantly, the Frenchman will not attempt to force a move to Barcelona in the next transfer window.

That means, however, Pogba could leave for La Liga next summer, with some of Barca’s biggest stars having waxed lyrical about him.

Luis Suarez urged Pogba to make the switch this summer: “Pogba’s an elite player who’s won everything. He has a lot of quality and he’s one of the references at United,” said Suarez.

“I think he would like to be competing for more than he is at the moment. He’s not a player that belongs to Barca, but he would always be welcome.”

Meanwhile, centre back Gerard Pique also offered his opinion on the situation. A former Old Trafford man himself, Pique said: ‘We would be happy to have him (Pogba) here.

“I know little about what he is going through in Manchester and the relationship that exists (between Mourinho and Pogba).

“Pogba is a very good player, but a Manchester United player right now and we’ll see if something happens in the future.” – MailOnline

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