When Jose Mourinho left Manchester United towards the end of 2018, the talk was that Paul Pogba would soon again pick up his tools. Though talk of him not performing intentionally for United due to a distaste for Mourinho always seemed fanciful, he’s been one of the best players in the country in 2019. However, Pogba has always been taken by the concept of playing in Spain, with links to both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
With Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong, though, it appears their need for a central midfielder might be over. Madrid, though, with Zinedine Zidane back at the helm, would likely love a player of his calibre to be a major part of their rebuild. Pogba, though, swatted aside talk of a move to Los Blancos in summer 2019 when on international duty with France.
The Daily Telegraph quote the Frenchman as saying: “Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,
“There is also Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream anybody who likes football. For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.”
However, it would appear that the ‘for now’ would be enough to stave off talk of an exit. If United were to achieve something unthinkable, though, such as win the UEFA Champions League, that might chance. For United fans, though, it must be good to hear their star midfielder less enthusiastic about moving on.
Prior to the end of the Mourinho era, Pogba and his agent were quite vocal about his unhappiness. That appears to have changed, though, with Pogba now far more willing to stick around in Manchester long-term.