Manchester United star Paul Pogba wants to play under Zinedine Zidane amid links to Barcelona and Juventus.
The World Cup winner grew up idolising the France legend. Pogba grew up playing football on the streets of Paris. He turned down the chance to be managed by the 46-year-old at Real Madrid two-years ago. He opted to rejoin his old club Manchester United instead.
Paul Pogba is understood to want out from Manchester United. It seems that Juventus is his No 1 destination because of Cristiano Ronaldo. But Manchester United are so far, however, holding firm. They insist that the 25-year-old is going nowhere despite his ongoing power struggle with Mourinho.
Pogba is hellbent on playing under Zidane who has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Mourinho. It seems Zidane would be keen on a move to Old Trafford. After leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season following their Champions League success.
A Red Devils source said: “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 Real’s 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.”
Jose Mourinho is one of the early favourites to get sacked this season, with calls from many fans to replace him with a fresh approach. Meanwhile, Barcelona are also interested in trying to bring Pogba to the club and could make a fresh approach in January.