Zinedine Zidane replies when asked about Real Madrid signing Man United star

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has played down the chances of signing Man United star Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba (Photo: Adidas)

Zinedine Zidane has played down the chances of Real Madrid signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.

The La Liga giants have been linked with a potential move to sign the France international throughout the 2019 Spanish summer transfer window.

Indeed, Real Madrid boss Zidane is thought to be a big admirer of the French midfielder as the club legend looks to improve his midfield options.

Pogba has fuelled the speculation on a number of occasions by failing to conclusively commit his future to the 20-time English champions.

The French star made a promising start to the new Premier League season after the club record signing made two assists in their 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener last weekend.

Manchester United would presumably be loathe to lose one of their most talented players given that the Premier League’s transfer window is shut and they’d be unable to sign a replacement for Pogba.

Real Madrid manager Zidane has now played down the Spanish side’s chances of signing Pogba this summer.

“Paul is a Manchester United player and we must respect that,” said Zidane at a press conference on Friday, as quoted by Metro. “We are here thinking of tomorrow’s game.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the fourth time in six campaigns.

The Red Devils will compete in the Europa League this term.

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