Zinedine Zidane: 'I Like Pogba A Lot'


The agent of Manchester United ace Paul Pogba is trying to sort a deal with Real Madrid after the midfielder admitted that he "dreams" of representing the Spanish giants.

Zidane said: "There is always a lot of talk here, and people can write whatever they want".

Pogba rejoined United from Juventus for a then world record £89m in 2016, but his future at Old Trafford appeared in doubt earlier this season with widespread reports of acrimony between him and former manager Jose Mourinho. There are midfielders who know how to defend really well, others who are very good in attack.

Manchester United are said to be interested in the France worldwide.

"So if Manchester United don't want them, they'll make sure they go".

Hazard's situation at Chelsea FC has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months and he has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past. "It is up to the clubs".

Ahead of the game, Zidane has sprung a bit of a surprise by opting to omit some senior players from the matchday squad. "We are working well in training but as you know the only thing that is important is the reaction in the match".

'Nobody can take away what he has done. We know he can bring a lot to the team, and we will count on him.

'Not for me, because we have some players a little bit exhausted, ' he told his pre-match press conference. "And it does not mean that afterwards there will not be changes".

"I don't see him as people have said recently". He's at home here, he's been here for eight years now and has done a terrific job. "To me, he looks happy and committed in what he is doing".

For the game against Huesca, Zidane will impose the philosophy he did in his first game and with nothing at stake, will give rest to the internationals who came back after the break at less than peak fitness. "[N'Golo] Kante, [Olivier] Giroud, Hazard all played three matches in seven days".