The year 2020 for Paul Pogba has been ravished by injury but his reintroduction to the Manchester United team saw his side flaunt their best form since his arrival in 2016.
Paul Pogba has said he would love to play for Real Madrid one day but his focus is on helping Manchester United improve on their poor start to the Premier League season.
With less than one year remaining on his contract, although Manchester United have the option to extend it for a further year, Pogba has opened up on a possible contract extension with the club but also left the door open for a move to Real Madrid.
“I’m in Manchester. A lot has been said, but I haven’t,” Pogba told RMC, via Sport Witness.
“I heard a lot of noise like I was going to leave and that I should go to this or that club. Today, I’m still in Manchester, and I’m fighting to bring the club back to the highest level.”
“I prefer to focus on the ball and especially my comeback. I haven’t been told anything. I haven’t spoken with Ed Woodward. We haven’t spoken about a renewal. For now, I’m in Manchester and I’m especially thinking about coming back to the best of my ability.
“I think there will then be a time when the club will come to speak to me and maybe offer me something, or not. For now, nothing has happened. I can’t tell you something I don’t know. I’m thinking about myself, coming back and putting good performances for my club.”
Pogba has continuously been placed at Real Madrid and has himself pushed for a move in the summers of 2018 and 2019 but a transfer has never materialized.
The Los Blancos were said to be interested this summer, with manager Zinedine Zidane being a fan of the midfielder, but the coronavirus pandemic is thought to have impacted the Spanish capital club.
“Zidane? We all heard it, things were said. My reply? Yes, every football player would like to play at Real Madrid. It may be a dream. It’s a dream for me, why not one day.
“As I said, I’m in Manchester and I love my club. I’m performing in Manchester, I’m enjoying myself and I want to do everything to put the club back where it deserves to be. I’ll give my all, just like my teammates.”
Pogba has performed poorly since returning to training after testing positive for coronavirus and he gave away a penalty in his side’s humiliating 6-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The defeat, United’s joint-worst in the Premier League, increased the gloom for the 20-times English champions after they lost their opening game 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace before scraping a 3-2 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.
“Every player goes through difficult periods but you have to be strong mentally and we all need to try and get the team back to where it belongs,” Pogba said. “It belongs at the top, fighting for trophies, that’s the club’s ambition. We know it’s not easy, but that remains our objective. We are fighting for that.”
Pogba, who joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89m is out of contract in June, though there is the option to extend for a further year.