Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have appeared to clash with each other while on the club’s pre-season tour in Australia.
The Red Devils released a video on their official Twitter account of the players and staff on a walk around Perth ahead of their first friendly match in the city on Saturday.
A small section of the footage shows Pogba and Lingard in animated discussion before Swedish defender Victor Lindelof holds the French World Cup winner back from approaching his English teammate.
While the context of the incident has been unknown, Pogba’s apparent disagreement with Lingard comes with his Old Trafford future in question after his agent Mino Raiola admitted the soccer professional was ‘in the process’ of a transfer away from the club.
Watch the incident between Pogba and Lingard in the video below.
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Pogba, who has been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid or Juventus all summer, recently stoked speculation by suggesting ‘it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else’.
The 26-year-old’s participation in United’s Down Under tour looked in doubt in recent days with vision emerging of a training session at New York’s Central Park while his teammates had started pre-season training at club’s Carrington facility.
However, Pogba was named in club’s squad for the tour and was then pictured looking downcast, along with transfer-linked teammate Romelu Lukaku, as he prepared to board Manchester United’s private jet for the journey to Australia.
His recent behaviour has been questioned by a number of former United players, including compatriot Louis Saha, who said he was a ‘bit annoyed’ by Pogba’s recent conduct.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take on A-League side Perth Glory on Saturday before meeting old rivals Leeds United on July 17.
They will then head to south-east Asia for a fixture in Singapore against Inter on July 20 and then on to Shanghai to take on Tottenham five days later.
United will return to England via a July 30 friendly against Norway’s Kristiansund before their final friendly against AC Milan in Wales on August 3.