Paul Pogba told to ‘shut up’ and ‘do something on the pitch’ after Manchester United star reopened his public flirting with Real Madrid by declaring it was his ‘dream’ to play there under Zinedine Zidane

  • Paul Pogba reopened his open flirting with Real Madrid this week
  • The Manchester United midfielder has less than a year left on his deal
  • French World Cup winner has been consistently linked with move to Madrid
  • Pundit Jan Age Fjortoft has told the Frenchman to do his talking on the pitch 

Paul Pogba has been told to ‘shut up’ after reiterating his desire to play for Real Madrid.

The Manchester United star reopened his public courting of the Bernabeu club this week, admitting it would be a ‘dream’ to play there under Zinedine Zidane.

Pogba has under a year remaining on his Old Trafford deal and has been consistently linked with a move to the Spanish giants for over two years now.

Paul Pogba this week reiterated his desire to one day join LaLiga champions Real Madrid

Paul Pogba this week reiterated his desire to one day join LaLiga champions Real Madrid

Pundit Jan Age Fjortoft has told Pogba to 'shut up' and 'do something on the pitch'

Pundit Jan Age Fjortoft has told Pogba to ‘shut up’ and ‘do something on the pitch’

But he has been told to ‘do something on the pitch’ instead as he openly flirts with Madrid, by ESPN pundit Jan Age Fjortoft.

Former Liverpool right-back Steve Nicol echoed the Norwegian’s comments, adding: ‘Just because someone asked you a question, you don’t have to answer it.

‘If you do answer it, all you have to say is: “I’m happy at Manchester United, that’s the only thing I’m thinking about,” and that’s the end of the story.

‘I think it tells you more about Paul Pogba. I’ve actually been sticking up for him for a long time – probably the first two years of his time at Manchester United.

‘But it’s really clear, this guy has absolutely zero leadership in him, and you can tell.’

Pogba now has under 12 months remaining on his contract at Manchester United

Pogba now has under 12 months remaining on his contract at Manchester United

He has been consistently linked with a move to Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid for two years

He has been consistently linked with a move to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid for two years

Pogba has been far from his best for the past 12 months and has made a quiet start to the new season, despite being a regular when fit under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He suffered a series of injury problems in the first-half of the 2019-20 season before returning during Project Restart.

But a return of two goals in 26 games in the past year has not stopped him from talking openly about a move to Zidane’s LaLiga champions again.

He said this week: ‘Yes, all football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?

Pogba was speaking to the French press during the current international fortnight

Pogba was speaking to the French press during the current international fortnight

‘I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I’m having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.’ 

Pogba also admitted he was unsure about his United future, with just 10 months remaining on his deal: ‘No-one has told me anything. I have not spoken to Ed Woodward. We haven’t spoken about a new deal.

‘At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form. 

‘I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. 

‘So far, nothing has happened. I can’t tell you something that I don’t know.’

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