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Paul Pogba responds to Barcelona rumours on Instagram after Manchester United defeat Leicester

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Paul Pogba hinted at the Barcelona rumours on Instagram (Picture: Getty)

Paul Pogba posted a cryptic Instagram post after Manchester Uniteds defeat of Leicester hinting at the speculation surrounding his future this summer.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who returned to Old Trafford a World Cup winner, was made captain and played a starring role in the Red Devils 2-1 victory in the opening match of the 2018/2019 Premier League campaign.

It didnt take long for Pogba to get on the scoresheet as Daniel Amartey handled the ball inside the penalty area and the Frenchman made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick after a brief row with Alexis Sanchez.

Luke Shaw doubled the lead for Jose Mourinhos side in the 83rd minute before Jamie Vardy scored what turned out to be a consolation goal in the 2nd minute of stoppage time.

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Pogba has been heavily linked with Barcelona in recent weeks and its understood his agent, Mino Raiola, has held talks with the La Liga giants.

While Mourinho upset Pogba with his analysis of the midfielder at the World Cup, the Portuguese is determined to fend off the advances of Barca, with the Spanish outfit still able to sign players until August 31.

After the win, Pogba hinted at the rumours, posting on Instagram: Ill always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter whats going on. #pogfeelings

Asked about his decision to make hand Pogba the captains armband, Mourinho told Sky Sports: Last season he was captain a few times. Valencia is captain, but Valencia is not here.

Paul is one of the options, third season, made in the academy, understands the club, the culture, good relationship with his teammates and a good example today putting himself in the team.

Luke Shaw was defended by Paul Pogba after the defeat of Leicester (Picture: Getty)

Pogba blasted Shaws critics after the England left-back scored what turned out to be the winning goal for United on Friday night.

Luke is someone who works very hard in training. People criticise him and he didnt have a lot of chances to play last season, he said.

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But every time he played, he did a great job and showed something great.

I think he deserves respect and people to be very happy about him. Look at his statistics, look at his game.

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