Paul Pogba’s father offers Man United hope over summer transfer

Paul Pogba's father says the Juventus star is hoping to change to a better league this summer

Paul Pogba’s father says the Juventus midfielder wants to play in a better league than Serie A next season, comments which could boost Manchester United’s hopes of signing the player.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the France international in the summer transfer window following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager.

Pogba moved to Juventus in a reported £800,000 deal from the 20-time English champions in 2012 after the midfielder grew frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 23-year-old box-to-box midfielder has won four successive Serie A titles since his move to Turin, while the Italian title holders finished as Champions League runners-up in 2015.

The French star has struggled to shine at this summer’s European championship but Pogba continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.

However, the United target’s father is still holding out on a summer move away from Serie A.

“What we want is that he plays in a better League,” Fassou Antoine Pogba is quoted as saying by AS.

“He’ll decide which team he’s going to play for.”

Pogba has scored eight goals and has made 12 assists in 33 Serie A appearances in the 2015/16 campaign for the Italian champions.

United have already signed Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly in a £30m deal from La Liga side Villarreal.

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