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Saturday 1 October 2016

Zidane rules out pursuit of United target Pogba

Paul Pogba. Photo: Joe Giddens
Paul Pogba. Photo: Joe Giddens

It looks like Manchester United may be the only suitor for Paul Pogba's signature as Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has plenty of time for his fellow Frenchman's talents, but insists his own current squad is "difficult to improve".

Midfielder Pogba (left) has been linked with a big-money move away from Juventus, with a return to former club Manchester United reported to be in the pipeline. European champions Real are also long-term admirers of the 23-year-old.

"I am happy with the squad I have got and it's difficult to improve on it," Zidane said. "Do I like Pogba? Of course, he's a very good player, but right now he's at Juve and we have a large squad already."

United new boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to Eric Cantona's claim he could become the club's new 'prince' by insisting he will be a 'god' in Manchester. Cantona, nicknamed 'The King', said earlier this month: "There can only be one King in Manchester. You can be the Prince if you want to." Ibrahimovic, however, is not satisfied with that: "He should know that I will not be king of Manchester. I will be a god in Manchester."

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