"Winning the World Cup is in the past".
But with Leicester demanding a fee of £75million - a world record for a defender - United looked elsewhere, though were ultimately left without any defensive recruits after a frustrating window.
He's complained about every possible position at the club except for his goalkeeper, and David de Gea is coming off an very bad World Cup.
"There are things and there are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined", Pogba told reporters, before walking off.
Manchester United finished second last season, yet it wasn't the kind of year to build confidence moving forward in the Jose Mourinho era.
Manager Rafa Benitez has been unhappy there were only four off-season arrivals, with outgoings ensuring a transfer profit of around $35 million.
The 30-year-old has found it hard at times to secure minutes since the arrival of the German, but with Brazil's number one now also in the frame, the Belgium global will be forced to look elsewhere for first-team football.
Big outlays didn't immediately deliver on the field for Fulham, the first team to spend more than 100 million pounds after being promoted. "The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help". American owner Shahid Khan has funded the recruitment of 12 players for the west London club.
The pair are now reunited at Everton and Richarlison was quick to thank his Portuguese manager for providing him with a Premier League opportunity. Only one of the 10 recruits did start: Brazilian defender Bernardo. This is a major statement for the club who won the Championship last season and are looking to make a real impact on the Premier League this time around.
New boss Maurizio Sarri was drafted in as Conte's replacement and after suffering defeat in last weekend's Community Shield, he oversaw a comfortable 3-0 win away to Huddersfield in his Premier League debut yesterday. Craig Pawson deemed Phil Jagielka's challenge on Diogo Jota being worthy of a straight red card, presenting Wolves with a risky free-kick.
August 9 was chosen because it was the day before the start of the Premier League season, in an effort to avoid unsettled players starting in the opening fixtures.