Paul Pogba to Manchester United: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane 'happy' with his squad without Juventus star
Madrid are considered United’s main rivals to land Pogba’s signature this summer.
Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid manager, has handed Manchester United a boost in their £100m pursuit of Paul Pogba, revealing he is happy with the squad he has at the Bernabéu.
The 44-year-old admitted he considers Pogba, linked endlessly with a return to Old Trafford since leaving for Juventus in 2012, to be a “good player” but said he is content with the options available to him and may even dip into the academy in future.
Madrid are considered United’s main rivals to land Pogba’s signature this summer but The Independent revealed last month that the 20-time English champions remain in pole position to get a deal over the line in the coming weeks.
Zident told reporters at Madrid’s pre-season camp in Canada: “I like Pogba. At the moment, he's a Juventus player. I'm happy with the squad I have and it's difficult to improve it.
“But after saying that, I like Pogba - yes. He is a good player. He is not the only one, because there's many good players, and every club wants to have good players. But he is playing for Juventus.
“It's difficult because a big squad creates problems. But I don't dislike the idea of looking to the academy. There are a lot of competitions and we need everyone.
“Working is the most important thing, it's what we're going to do here. Then, bit by bit, we'll decide things. You don't know what will happen until August 31. We're happy with the squad we have and we've just won the Champions League.”