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Paul Pogba claims he respects Mourinho’s choices and says he dreams of playing with Neymar

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba hasn’t been a starter for some of our important games this season. The former Juventus midfielder was dropped from the starting XI for the game against Sevilla in the Champions League and then against Brighton in the FA Cup.

However, the midfielder started in our 2-0 win over Swansea. The 25-year-old has played in 20 Premier League games for us this season and has contributed 3 goals and 9 assists.

Even though there has been speculation about his relationship with Jose Mourinho not being at its best, Pogba claims that he has no problems with the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager.

While speaking to Telefoot (h/t Metro), the Frenchman added that being benched can actually make him better.

“It’s true [being benched] has never happened to me, but it can strengthen me. You have to go through these periods to make you stronger.

“There is no problem with Mourinho. It’s not me who picks the team. Ask the coach if you want to know why I play less. I respect his choices.”

Pogba suggests that he doesn’t really want to move away from Manchester United at the moment.

“It’s too early to talk about a departure from United, the situation can change.”

The former Juve man also named the three players he would like to play with but added that he isn’t interested in switching clubs.

“Neymar? I said I dream of playing with him, Messi or Cristiano, but that doesn’t mean that I want to move clubs.”

Pogba joined United at the start of the 2016-17 season and has helped us lift the Europa League and qualify for this season’s Champions League.

The 25-year-old also scored in the final of the Europa League against Ajax and will be hoping to pick up the FA Cup this season as we look to win another title.

Written by Thomas Hein

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