Pogba denies Man Utd renewal talks; hints at Real Madrid ‘dream’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hinted that he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid.

Pogba has proven a divisive figure since returning to Old Trafford in 2016 for what was then a world record transfer fee.

On his day, he remains one of the best players in the world – as seen by his starring role in helping France to win the most recent World Cup. However, injuries hampered his progress at United last season.

The Frenchman continues to be linked with a move away from the club, potentially back to Juventus or to work under compatriot Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid.

Now, while on international duty with France, Pogba has seemingly opened the door to a move to Madrid in the future – even if he is vowing to take United back to the top at present.

He told a press conference (via Sport Witness): “I’m at Manchester. A lot has been said, but I haven’t.

“I heard a lot of noise like I was going to leave and that I should go to this or that club. Today, I’m still in Manchester, and I’m fighting to bring the club back to the highest level.”

Pogba’s contract expires at the end of the season, although United have the option to extend it by a further year.


Pogba hasn’t spoken with Woodward

However, the 27-year-old has revealed that he has not been in talks over what will happen beyond that.

He added: “I prefer to focus on the ball and especially my comeback. I haven’t been told anything. I haven’t spoken with Ed Woodward. We haven’t spoken about a renewal.

“For now, I’m in Manchester and I’m especially thinking about coming back to the best of my ability.

“I think there will then be a time when the club will come to speak to me and maybe offer me something, or not. For now, nothing has happened I can’t tell you something I don’t know.

“I’m thinking about myself, coming back and putting good performances for my club.”

Pogba went on to address the Real Madrid speculation directly, dropping a worrying hint about his long-term future in Manchester.

He said: “Zidane? We all heard it, things were said. My reply? Yes, every football player would like to play at Real Madrid. It may be a dream. It’s a dream for me, why not one day?

“As I said, I’m in Manchester and I love my club. I’m performing in Manchester, I’m enjoying myself and I want to do everything to put the club back where it deserves to be. I’ll give my all, just like my teammates.”