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Paul Pogba flirts with Real Madrid

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Pogba has described playing for Real Madrid as “a dream”.

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Paul Pogba has only sporadically ingratiated himself to Manchester United supporters this season, with his moping in José Mourinho’s midfield cancelled out only by his reinvigorated performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s appointment as interim manager. However, few in the Stretford End are going to be impressed with his latest press conference, given at the training base of the French national team at Clairefontaine.

Quoted by ESPN, Pogba said:

“I have always said it. Real Madrid is a dream for everyone. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Zidane is the manager there. It is a dream for every child and every player. Now, I am happy in Manchester. I play, we have a new manager. For now, I am at Manchester. Later, we don’t know what the future holds.”

Of course, it’s easy for the press to blow such things out of proportion, and it looks as if the response was elicited by a specific question addressing France legend Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabéu as Madrid manager. We probably shouldn’t read too much into it. But still, we can’t help but feel slightly annoyed by his teasing.