Manchester United target Paul Pogba unsure on future, happy at Juventus
The ESPN FC panel assess whether or not Paul Pogba’s value has changed after his performances for France at Euro 2016.
The ESPN FC crew debate whether Paul Pogba’s performance at the Euros would still make him worth a record transfer fee.
Paul Pogba said he still does not know where his future lies or when Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might contact him after he was questioned on the subject by ESPN broadcasters.
The Juventus midfielder, in Los Angeles for the 2016 ESPY award ceremony, was speaking in Spanish to ESPN Deportes broadcasters.
During the interview, three replica shirts were pulled out of a bag one after the other and shown to the player, and he was asked to give his views.
The first that was put in front of the France international was a Juventus shirt, next was Real Madrid and the third was Manchester United.
Discussing Juventus, he said: “This is my team, my family, where I am playing. I am happy there, I play football, and do things I wanted to do when I was small.”
After the Madrid shirt came out of the bag, he said that they are “the white house — which won the Champions League this year, a great club.”
When the 23-year-old was shown a United shirt, he initially joked “I don’t know this one.” He then described his former club United as “my first club, my first family.”
– Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 14, 2016
After being asked what he would do if United manager Mourinho called, he replied: “My response would be ‘I don’t know.’ I don’t know when. We will see. For the moment, I am here [Juventus] and I am happy here. I don’t know where I want to go.”
Pogba was questioned about which of the three replica shirts he would prefer to wear and responded: “I’ll take three.”
Pogba shares an agent, Mino Raiola,with new United signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Earlier in the ESPN broadcast, Pogba had been asked who the best footballer in the world is and who should win the Ballon d’Or.
He replied: “The truth is I rate Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi the same. [Antoine] Griezmann has had a marvellous year. For me, Ronaldo won the Champions League and the Euros [so he deserves the Ballon d’Or 2016].”
Arindam is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him @ARejSport
The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.
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