Paul Pogba asked about Real Madrid after Barcelona loss – Man Utd fans will love his reply
The French midfielder had a solid game for the hosts, as Luke Shaw’s own goal separated the two sides at Old Trafford.
After the game, Pogba was giving interviews in the mixed zone and was asked about playing for Real Madrid, and United fans will love his answer.
A reporter from El Chiringuito TV asked: “Would you like to play in the Classico against Barca?”
Pogba’s response was perfect, as he appeared to brush off any lingering speculation.
“Yes, when we play in the Champions League it’s always nice to play against Barca, it’s a dream for anyone,” he said.
He was then asked a more direct question about his rumoured move to Madrid, but refused to talk.
“I won’t answer that,” he said.
“I will only speak about the game, nothing else.”
Pogba’s future at Manchester United is currently uncertain, after the World Cup winner declared that he would love to play for Real Madrid in the future.
Whilst away on international duty, he hinted that while he was happy at United, he wanted the move to the Bernabeu at some point in his career.
“At the moment I’m happy in Manchester,” Paul Pogba said. “I play, there’s a new coach.
“Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said it is a dream club for every player.”
Since then Zinedine Zindane – newly installed as the Real Madrid manager after Santiago Solari was sacked – has expressed a desire to sign Pogba.
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Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has reportedly sounded out interested parties in the Frenchman, with Juventus rumoured to be keen on re-signing their former star.
That deal looks unlikely right now, with United almost certain to request around £100m for their midfielder.
Juve are currently playing Cristiano Ronaldo £106m over a four-year contract, and stumped up £105m to sign him from Real Madrid last summer.
Cash isn’t necessarily hard to come by in Turin, but they are not in the market for another major signing.
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As for Real, they are also interested in Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen.
Express Sport understands Zidane will be handed a sizeable transfer kitty to enact a full recruitment drive in the summer.
Former United midfielder Jesper Olsen believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to cash in on the midfielder, and they should not try to keep the star if he wants to go.
“I think in the old days [Sir Alex] Ferguson was the same,” he told Omnisport.
“If you don’t want to play for the club then don’t stay. And I think that’s the case too with Pogba.
“Of course you would continue without him but it would be great to see him stay as well, because he is an important part of the team.”