Paul Pogba claims he 'will always fight for Manchester United' after derby draw

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  • Frenchman appears to contradict statement by agent last week
  • ‘I am 1000% involved! All is clear between the club and myself’
Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United against Manchester City.
Paul Pogba came off the bench against RB Leipzig and started the derby match against Manchester City. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
Paul Pogba came off the bench against RB Leipzig and started the derby match against Manchester City. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
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Last modified on Sun 13 Dec 2020 07.52 EST

Paul Pogba says he is “1000% involved” at Manchester United, playing down suggestions his future lies away from Old Trafford.

The French midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola has repeatedly stoked rumours that the 27-year-old was set to leave United, and spoke in an interview on the eve of the crunch Champions League clash at RB Leipzig about his client.

Raiola claimed Pogba would not sign a new deal beyond 2022 – which led Ole Gunnar Solskjær to respond after the costly 3-2 loss in Germany that he hoped the agent realised football is about teams rather than individuals.

Pogba came off the bench at Leipzig on Tuesday night, and returned to the starting XI for Saturday’s goalless Premier League derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford.

After the game, Pogba posted a message on Instagram suggesting he had no intentions of going anywhere soon.

“I’ve always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my teammates and the fans,” Pogba said. “Bla bla is not important. The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000% involved! Always strong together … all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.

“When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t talk. #SpeakTheTruthOrRemainSilent #United #talktothehand.”