‘Playing for Zidane would be a dream’

PAUL Pogba has risked infuriating his bosses at Manchester United after describing Real Madrid as “a dream club for every player.”

The Frenchman, who also insisted he was happy at Old Trafford, was speaking ahead of his nation’s clashes with Moldova and Iceland in Euro 2020 qualifying.

“Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he said.

“There is also [Zinedine] Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for 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.”

Pogba’s future at United was uncertain due to his fractured relationship with former boss Jose Mourinho, but he has been revitalised by interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

The 26-year-old has provided nine goals and seven assists since the Norwegian’s appointment in December, with the former Juventus midfielder now urging United to appoint him on a full-time basis.

“We want him to stay. The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players,” said Pogba.

“When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club. He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players.

“This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before.”

Under Solskjaer, United have reached the Champions League quarter-finals and propelled themselves into the top-four race in the Premier League.

– Eurosport

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