Back in 2016, the 25-year-old completed his move back to Old Trafford for a-then world record fee, but things could have been very different according to one of Barcelona's directors.
The Catalan giants submitted a bid that would see £45m go the other way, along with United target Yerry Mina and central midfielder Andre Gomes.
But Pogba told United pals he wants out.
Many of Manchester United's players represented their countries during the World Cup.
It's not a great time to be a Manchester United fan as manager Jose Mourinho has been causing some kind of irritation and uneasiness at the club.
Even after the signing of Brazilian Malcolm and Chile's Arturo Vidal, Barcelona signaled they would continue to seek reinforcements in the market, and this time it is Frenchman Paul Pogba, now at Manchester United.
The playmaker is hot property after a World Cup winning campaign for France in Russian Federation.
Pogba has been linked with a move, potentially to Barcelona, being negotiated by his agent, Mino Raiola.
United finished second last term, their best placing since the 2013 title win in Alex Ferguson's last season in charge, but the Red Devils were a massive 19 points behind champions Manchester City and never truly in contention.
United are still trying to add one more player before tomorrow's 5pm deadline.
The Daily Mail claim Pogba sent a text to executive vice-chairman Woodward telling him of his desire to leave United this week. Let us know in the comments...
The Old Trafford side have been in a long, hard pursuit of Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld and look set to finalise the signing ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.
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