Zinedine Zidane wishes Paul Pogba all the best at Man United

by Leo Nieboer

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has wished Paul Pogba all the best after the midfielder completed his move to Manchester United.

The Frenchman returns to Old Trafford for a world record £89 million after spending four years at Juventus.

It was reported that Real Madrid were also keen on signing Pogba, but the Spanish side abandoned their pursuit of the midfielder after refusing to match Man United’s bid.

Speaking at a press conference, Zidane extended his best wishes to the most expensive footballer of all time.

“I’m not thinking about anything [related to Pogba]. He’s now a United player and that’s it,” he said.

“I wish him all the best and nothing else.”

Even without Champions League football, United have still managed to beat Real Madrid – the current champions of Europe –  to a transfer target. That, in itself, is a huge testament to the sheer stature and heritage of United as a club, and a strong message to rival fans who label United as a faded force.

Alongside the magnetism of United as a label, Pogba’s head has been undoubtedly turned by the quiet revolution occurring within the club. As Zlatan Ibrahimovic said, there is something big happening at Old Trafford. The upgrade in personnel, an exciting squad, a fresh, determined desire to blitz opponents, and a manager who accepts nothing but perfection – even without Champions League football, it is an exciting time at United.

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