Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has talked up the possibility of playing alongside Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar at some stage of his professional career.
The Frenchman has the tendency of praising players from other clubs, especially on international duty, and in a recent interview, he admitted that it would be a pleasure to share the same space with Neymar.
“Yes, 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,” he told Tyc Sport, as quoted as Sky Sports.
“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.”
Obviously, Pogba should be more concerned about making an impression for club and country, and the United supporters will be hoping that the international break will spark the midfielder back into form.
The £200k-per-week star has found himself on the bench regularly over the past month, and much of it, has to do with his poor ball distribution, which was widely evident during the Champions League defeat at the hands of Sevilla.
Back in February, there had been a suggestion that Pogba would fare better on the left side of a midfield three, but even then, he could not produce the magic from the early season, where he was comfortable playing in the traditional setup.
Regardless of playing in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, a player of Pogba’s calibre has got to deliver a strong showing in every game, and his performance for Les Bleus against Colombia and Russia, could give a fair reflection on whether he deserves a start against Swansea City, a week on Saturday.