Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted for the second time that it is his ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid in the future. But he has also pledged his immediate future with United, insisting his sole focus is on helping the Old Trafford club and his own return.
After previously labeling Real Madrid a ‘dream’ move in March 2019 and admitting just three months later that he would be open to a ‘new challenge’, Pogba’s future is up for grabs throughout the 2019/20 season. I was the subject of much speculation.
Rumors of an imminent departure were only reinforced when a sore foot and ankle problem sidelined him for most of the campaign, leading to accusations that he may be overplaying his injury as he No longer wanted to play for the club.
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Those theories were dispelled when Pogba returned to action during ‘Project Restart’ in June and July, helping United to an unlikely third-place finish in the Premier League and then Returned to the Champions League.
In August, agent Mino Raiola, a man who had previously done little to quell Real Madrid gossip, even said a new deal was on the horizon and that talks would begin ‘soon’.
But with United’s poor start to the new season and the club’s hierarchy overseeing a disastrous transfer window that under-delivered, the subject of Pogba’s future was raised again during the international break when the player fielded questions from the media. are usually more available.
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“I’ve heard a lot of noise that I’m going to leave and I’m going to clubs left and right. Today I’m still in Manchester and I’m fighting to try again to bring the club to the highest level,” he said. Pogba says RMC have committed themselves to United.
The 27-year-old explained that talks about a new contract have not started. But he’s relaxed about the situation, choosing to focus on his looks, and expects them to be soon.
“I prefer to play and especially focus on my recovery,” he said.
“I haven’t spoken with Ed Woodward or about the renewal. For now, I’m in Manchester and I mainly think about getting back to my best form. I think there will be a moment. When the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened.”
As for playing under French legend Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and perhaps moving away?
“We’ve all heard, things have been said. Yes, all football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It can be a dream. It’s a dream for me, why not one day,” he said. he said.
But Pogba made sure to restate his loyalty to his current employers, declaring, “Like I said, I’m in Manchester and I love my club. I perform in Manchester, I It’s fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves to be. I’ll give it my all, like my teammates.
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