Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has taken to Instagram to shoot down claims he’s faking the severity of his ankle injury to force through a move to Real Madrid.
Reports from Spain emerged on Monday that the World Cup winner was hoping to secure a move to the La Liga giants in the upcoming transfer window and was unwilling to play for the Red Devils until then.
The former Juventus star has been out since aggravating a long-standing ankle injury in a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal in the Premier League at the end of September.
The 26-year-old has not been shy in sharing clips of his recovery on his social media site, with Pogba posting videos of him training by himself in Dubai and Miami in recent weeks.
And after the claims were made in the Spanish press he was ‘faking’ his injury, it was no surprise the French international took to social media to hit back at the reports.
Sharing clips on his Instagram account, Pogba can first be seen with his right ankle still in supportive strapping two weeks on from having his cast removed.
In the same video, the Utd midfielder can also be seen sporting an unimpressed look on his face, showing his frustration either at still being sidelined or the reports from Spain.
Later, another clip emerged of the Frenchman having his troublesome ankle worked on by a masseuse, suggesting he is doing all he can to get back out on the pitch as soon as possible.
It certainly was a strong response from the midfielder as he sought to shoot down the claims he was using his injury to force through a move to Real.
Pogba was linked with a switch to the Spanish side throughout the summer and though nothing materialised, the rumours have begun swirling again ahead of the opening of the winter window.
Reports By Ned Keating / Mirror