Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United, where he feels at “home,” his agent Mino Raiola has told the Daily Telegraph.
The France international is a transfer target for Real Madrid with boss Zinedine Zidane a known admirer.
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However, Raiola said Pogba enjoys a strong relationship with managing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who looked after the midfielder at youth level in his first spell at United.
“I think Paul really went home,” Raiola said. “Paul could have gone elsewhere.
“But he really chose with his heart, to go home. Paul is a very, very nice person. For example, he’s not able to be angry at Ole because Ole treated him so good when Ole was an older player and Paul was a younger player and the respect and love that he received from Ole means he cannot get angry at Ole.”
Raiola said Pogba, whose season has been disrupted by injuries and illness, would be like win trophies at Old Trafford.
“Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win prizes and he would love to do that with Manchester United,” Raiola added. “OK, there was big interest from Real Madrid and Manchester didn’t let him go.
“We didn’t make a fuss about it and he didn’t make a fuss about it because I work in accordance with the player. You know other players can bring things to extreme but Paul doesn’t like that.
“So you’re working differently. There was an interest from Real Madrid but they [United] didn’t let him go.
“But Paul is not the guy I hear about from [Gary] Neville and all the frustrated ex-players who say: ‘he should be ashamed of this, ashamed of that’. Ashamed of what? He is working every day and doing his best.
“He’s not complaining there is no Champions League. Is he perfect? Nobody is. So is he responsible for failure? He feels like that. If you are in a team you are responsible for failure.”