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Friday 9 December 2016

Pogba sidesteps Reds question at LA awards

Pogba reportedly dined with new Reds signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on holiday in California. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Pogba reportedly dined with new Reds signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on holiday in California. Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Paul Pogba teased Manchester United supporters over a possible transfer after he received a United shirt from broadcasters ESPN in Los Angeles.

Pogba was in attendance for the ESPYs 2016 awards after suffering defeat in the Euro 2016 final with France on Sunday and ESPN unfurled United, Juventus and Real Madrid replicas in front of the midfielder.

The 23-year-old described United as his 'first family' and, when pressed on a possible return to Manchester, smiled and replied: "I don't know. We'll see, we'll see."

Pogba was also asked what he would do if Mourinho called. "I don't know. Let's see. For the moment I'm at Juve and I'm happy. I don't know where I want to go."

The France international described Juve as 'my team, my family, where I am playing, I am very comfortable' and added Real were a 'great club' before he was asked which of the three replicas he would prefer to wear. "I'll take three," he diplomatically replied.

Pogba reportedly dined with new Reds signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on holiday in California. Bobby Chinn, the chef and owner of an LA restaurant, posted two separate pictures of himself with Pogba, whom United are trying to sign from Juventus, and Ibrahimovic, who joined the Reds on a free transfer earlier this month.

Pogba and Ibrahimovic share the same agent in Mino Raiola but their rendezvous has sparked speculation Ibrahimovic could be trying to convince Pogba to join United.

Mr Chinn, a self-confessed Liverpool fan, claimed Pogba was 'MUFC bound' adding: "The magnitude of such stardom coupled with the football transfer rumours with, United interest in Pogba, knowing that Mourinho wants him and Ibrahimovic is already signed, and here they are in Los Angeles eating in a swank restaurant TOGETHER, with their families."

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