Paul Pogba has said he would love to play for Real Madrid one day but his aim is to help Manchester United improve on their poor start to the Premier League season.
The 27-year-old admitted in 2019 that he wanted to leave United but no major offer came to him and he spent most of last season on the sidelines with injuries.
“A lot has been said,” Pogba said at a press conference Thursday at France’s training camp, the day after their 7-1 friendly win over Ukraine. “Of course every footballer would love to play for Real Madrid and dream of it. It’s a dream of mine, so why not someday?
“But I’m at Manchester United and I love my club. I play for Manchester United, I want to perform well for them and do everything to get them back to where they deserve to be.
Pogba has performed poorly since returning to training after testing positive for coronavirus and he gave a penalty kick in his side’s humiliating 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The defeat, United’s worst joint in the Premier League, added to the gloom of the 20-time England champions after losing their opening game 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace before claiming a 3-2 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion.
“Every player goes through difficult times, but you have to be strong mentally and we all have to try to bring the team back to their place,” said Pogba. “It’s up to the top, fighting for the trophies is the club’s ambition. We know it is not easy, but it remains our goal. We are fighting for it.
Pogba, who joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then world record amount of £ 89million, is out of contract in June, although it is possible to extend for a year.