Manchester United’s £89m record signing Paul Pogba said there was “no need” to talk after helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side start their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win against Perth Glory.
Pogba provided the assist for Rashford in his first game since stating a desire to leave Old Trafford, a view that has been reinforced twice since by his adviser Mino Raiola.
The midfielder declined to speak to reporters after the game, saying there was “no need” to do so.
Real Madrid and Juventus are both interested in the 26-year-old, although neither club has made a bid. United are understood to value Pogba at over £150m.
Pogba was overlooked for the captaincy in Perth as Juan Mata wore the armband after half-time, although Solskjaer said the France midfielder would be considered for the role this season.
“I don’t think that needs explaining, we will discuss that later on,” said Solskjaer, when asked why he was thinking about Pogba for the role.