Paul Pogba is desperate to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane in the future, amid reports Manchester United will turn to the Real Madrid legend to replace Jose Mourinho.
The France international has seen his relationship with the Portuguese sour and it’s claimed that he has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that he wants to leave Old Trafford.
While Pogba’s future hangs in the balance, so too does Mourinho’s with Zidane being touted as a possible replacement should things go from bad to worse this season.
Zidane left Real Madrid in the summer after guiding the club to three consecutive Champions League titles and he is thought to be keen on a move to Manchester should it arise.
And Pogba is keen for the opportunity to play under the former Juventus star during his career.
‘Paul grew up with Zidane as his hero and would like to play for him at some stage in his career,’ a source told the Sun. ‘He could have back at Real, but he felt he had unfinished business at United and there interest only came along very late in the day.
‘Paul has a similar all action style to Zidane and a lot of what he days was off the back of watching him and learning from him.’