Paul Pogba’s struggles at Manchester United have been well-documented in recent weeks and the international break must have felt like a welcome relief.
The chance to link up with his countrymen and play a more pivotal role in a side that has a real chance of winning this summer’s World Cup gives Pogba a chance to enjoy himself, having fallen out of favour at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman has been speaking to Argentinian outlet TyC Sports and some of his most interesting quotes centred around his desire to play with Paris Saint Germain superstar Neymar at some point in the future.
He said: “Neymar. I like him. He has the definition of happiness on the pitch. In Brazil, football is everything, it’s life in Brazil. Everyone plays football.
“I love to see him on the pitch playing, with his technique and his ability. It’s a different style. When you say the word ‘Neymar’ around the world, everyone knows who he is and what he does.
“Therefore if I could play with him one day, it would be a pleasure.”
Given that Pogba is down the pecking order at United and there has been talk of a rift between himself and manager Jose Mourinho, these quotes come at an inopportune time and it has set tongues wagging.
Would that mean Pogba goes to PSG? United to launch an ambitious bid for Neymar? The pair united at Real Madrid? Man United fans had their say and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
i’m taking neymar over alexis in a heartbeat
— Sir Marcus Rashford (@SirMarcus007) March 20, 2018
Are you daft we’re far too bad to attract a player like Neymar. We’re not even one of the biggest clubs now.
— Johnathonson (@TruthfulUtdFan) March 20, 2018
What on earth are you about? He's one of the best players in the world. I thought that's what we were lacking, world class players.
— BOBBY (@Bobby_Ldn) March 20, 2018
Really tho, if he said he wants to come in the summer you would tell him to f off?
— Pogpillow (@martialmanhunt) March 20, 2018
Mark stop, if we have a chance to sign Neymar we would be stupid not to, he's exactley what we lack he is a player that can create and has flair. He's a WORLD CLASS PLAYER TOP3, right behind Ronaldo, and Messi.I'd love to have him and probably all most every other MUFC fan would2
— Mark (@Markwelsh15) March 20, 2018
Pogba said that bc they will both be going to Real Madrid soon and playing together
— Eddie Gaitan (@PrezofCR) March 20, 2018
Ronaldo was just interested in himself to be the best in the world at united. Exactly what Neymar is trying to do. Would deffo not say no to him. Something we need at the club right now is a player who wants to win stuff rather than posting on social media after a defeat…
— CROSBY (@Crossbbyy) March 20, 2018
Definitely at Madrid
— Cian Collopy ?? (@Fish_Collopy) March 20, 2018
I’d swap Neymar for any player at the club. He’s twice the player than Martial
— Dame (@damealuko) March 20, 2018
Well it may be subtle but I think Pogba is creating the groundwork to leave United. He and Raiola will be making all these stories from now on till he leaves possibly PSG. That Neymar comment was made just to probably hint at a possible move.
— Aritra (@zeatax987) March 20, 2018
Ill take him in a heartbeat… he is the closes thing to a messi you can get and in my opinion has surpassed ronaldo. Ronaldos goals now is not as impressive as it used to be. Neymar creates something from nothing. He is on a another level. Even better than worldclass
— LoyalUTD (@Fenixcode) March 20, 2018
If he wants to play with Neymar so badly, he can go now. Why wait till at some point in the future?
Neymars not about to sign for United anytime soon, so Pogba's basically saying he wants out, if this is true.
— Kwame Nseboah Nyarko (@KwameNseboah) March 20, 2018