Zinedine Zidane is missing Paul Pogba and is unlikely to stay at Manchester United amid Real Madrid transfer link, says player’s brother


Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United and Real Madrid need him, according to the player’s brother.

Mathias Pogba was a guest on Spanish television programme, El Chiringuito, and was asked about the midfielder’s future, who earlier in the summer admitted it might be time for a change of scenery.

Pogba could still leave Old Trafford despite the closure of the transfer window in England

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Pogba could still leave Old Trafford despite the closure of the transfer window in England

“Paul wants to move. In the team he is in now, he can’t do everything,” he said.

“If [Real manager Zinedine] Zidane doesn’t have the things he wants, it’ll be difficult for him.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously insisted the midfielder remains committed to the club he joined for £89million in 2016.

Pogba played the entire 90 minutes against Chelsea in the 4-0 Premier League win, but with the transfer window in Spain not closing until 2 September, there is still time for a deal to be struck.

“I can’t guarantee you that Paul will be at Man United. Until 2 September, anything can happen,” the older Pogba brother, who plays for Spanish fourth division side Manchego, continued.

“It’s not impossible for [Real president Florentino Perez] to sign Paul. Anything is possible.”


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Asked which player Zidane is missing from his line-up, he said it was the World Cup winner, though did say he wasn’t worth £180m fee being mentioned.

Pogba’s brother is not the only member of his entourage to talk up a transfer.

Pogba had a very good game against Chelsea

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Pogba had a very good game against Chelsea

In July, the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, told talkSPORT he was hopeful of the player being granted his wish to leave.

“[Pogba] has done nothing wrong,” he said.

“He has been respectful and professional in every way and always.

“The club has known his feeling for a long time.

“It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.

“Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties.”

Raiola engineered Pogba’s move to United in 2016 and will now help get him his transfer away

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