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Pogba Keen On Playing Under Legendary Manager
- Updated: September 6, 2018
Paul Pogba wants to play under Zinedine Zidane according to a report in The Sun. The French midfielder reported saw the former Real Madrid manager as his hero and is keen on working with him.
The Sun claim that the World Cup winner grew up idolising Zidane. The legendary footballer has been linked with Manchester United, but Juventus are still the favourites to sign him as per reports in Italy.
Jose Mourinho's days at United are said to be numbered, and the fans are also calling for his head. The board are reportedly on the lookout for a replacement and Zidane is said to be on top of that list.
The Sun reports that Pogba turned down the chance to play under Zidane at Real Madrid two years ago. The £89M signing snubbed Los Blancos and opted to rejoin United.
A source told The Sun, “Paul grew up with Zidane as his hero and would like to play for him at some stage in his career. He could have back at Real, but he felt he had unfinished business at United and their interest only came along very late in the day.”
“Paul has a similar all-action style to Zidane and a lot of what he days was off the back of watching him and learning from him.” added the source.
Pogba was linked with a move back to Juventus this summer as well. He was reportedly unhappy with the manager and is keen on leaving the club soon.
Reports suggest that he will push for a move to the Serie A side in January if things do not change at Old Trafford. The midfielder is keen on playing attacking football and is not happy with the defensive tactics of Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are reportedly set to make a fresh approach for him in January. The Catalan side were interested in signing this summer, but United rebuffed all inquiries.