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MATHIAS POGBA

"Everyone knows Paul Pogba would be great for Real Madrid"

CD Manchego player Mathias Pogba, brother of Manchester United midfielder and Real Madrid transfer target Paul, spoke to AS to discuss his sibling's options.

"Everyone knows Paul Pogba would be great for Real Madrid"
JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA DIARIO AS

CD Manchego player Mathias Pogba, brother of Manchester United midfielder and Real Madrid transfer target Paul, spoke to AS to discuss the chances of his sibling ending up wearing the famous white shirt.

You've been in Spain a month, how's it going?

It's all good. I'm really happy with my decision to come back. They treat me so well at Manchego. I'm really motivated to have a great season.

Spain looked like it would be where your family would get back together, but so far, only you've made it here...

That's football. I'm used to being along, it's not a problem. At my presentation I said I came to Manchego because it was my choice, not a decision that had anything to do with my brothers.

But you'd like it...

Of course. No doubt before our careers are over we'll get together in the same country. Hopefully it'll be Spain. It might be this season, but it doesn't depend just on us. If Flo and Paul get the chance, they'll come. if not, they've got contracts with their clubs.

Florentin is in the MLS. Is he waiting on a call?

Yes, just like Paul...

Is Paul's move to Real Madrid still a possibility?

I don't know, I'm not inside the Bernabéu. In football you never know...

How is Paul? Is he feeling uncomfortable after the move didn't come off?

No. He's fine, like always. Nobody should expect him to say anything bad about United. He's a professional and that's where he is right now. His future? That depends on the clubs: Manchester need to want to sell and Madrid need to want to buy. That's how business works.

He was Zidane's only request, but it's not happened...

I don't know what to say... Zidane has always spoken highly of my brother, it's an honour. Another thing is that they listen to him.

What did you think of Real Madrid's first two games?

They're not like before, but in three or four games they'll be playing better. It's Madrid, don't let anyone forget it! They're one of the best clubs in the world. Sooner or later they'll wake up.

Is your brother Paul the solution Real Madrid need?

Everyone knows my brother would be great for Real Madrid and Zidane. It's Real Madrid and Manchester United who need to talk.

When he was little he was a Barcelona fan and now he dreams of playing for Real Madrid

We're professionals. What we thought when we were little doesn't count for much. He should go where they offer him the best conditions. Our mother worked so we could make it as footballers and now we need to make her happy.