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Manchester United midfielder Pogba hints he'd be keen to link-up with Brazil star Neymar

 

By Robert Jones

Manchester United's Paul Pogba has said it would be a "pleasure" to "one day" play alongside Neymar.

The midfielder, currently on duty with France for the international break, also admitted he looks to players such as Kevin de Bruyne and Luka Modric to improve his own game.

The Frenchman's form has fallen under scrutiny in recent weeks as speculation continues to persist of a breakdown between the player and manager Jose Mourinho.

Earlier this week, France head coach Didier Deschamps said: "It's a situation he won't be enjoying."

But speaking to Argentinian television channel TyC Sports this week, Pogba was in high spirits as he praised Brazil's Neymar.

"Yes, Neymar. I like him," he said. "He is the definition of happiness on the pitch.

"I love to see him on the pitch playing, with his technique and his ability. It's a different style.

"(If) I could play with him one day it would be a pleasure."

Pogba also revealed those players he looked up to as a youngster as well as the current stars in the game he admires.

"When I was smaller I always looked up to Zinedine Zidane, Messi, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.

"Now I look more at players like Andres Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Kevin de Bruyne and Luka Modric - who is a very strong midfielder player."

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