Paul Pogba’s desperate plea to join Real Madrid did not go well with some of the pundits.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has expressed his desire to play for Real Madrid someday in an interview.
He has entered into the final year of his contract with the Red Devils and has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu for the past two years.
“Many things have been said,” Pogba said.
“Of course, every footballer would love to play for Real Madrid and would dream about that. It’s a dream of mine, so why not one day?
But these comments did not sit well particularly with ESPN pundit Jan Age Fjortoft who took a bitter shot at the French international.
“It’s time that he shuts up and tries to do something on the pitch,” he said on ESPN FC.
Former Liverpool player Steve Nicol also chimed in: ‘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.’