REAL STEAL

Boss Zi­dane wants Pogba to give Sol­sk­jaer his first headache as United boss

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY SI­MON MULLOCK

ZINE­DINE ZI­DANE has told Paul Pogba he wants him at Real Madrid.

Zi­dane, who has just re­turned as coach at the Bern­abeu, ad­mit­ted that he is a huge fan of his fel­low French­man.

And he has ques­tioned why the France World Cup win­ner would not want to quit Old Traf­ford to join him in Madrid.

Zi­dane said: “I like the player a lot, that

is not news. I know him per­son­ally. He is a truly dif­fer­ent player. Few play­ers can do what he can.

“If, one day, there is a pos­si­bil­ity that he will want to leave, af­ter his ex­pe­ri­ence at United, why would he not want to come to Madrid?”

United, who have lav­ished £650m on sign­ings over the past six years, will ap­point a trans­fer com­mit­tee to over­see deals in a com­plete over­haul of their pol­icy.

That in­cludes the in­ter­nal ap­point­ment of the club’s first Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor with As­sis­tant man­ager Mike Phelan, Academy boss Nicky Butt and Head of Youth De­vel­op­ment John Murtagh all in the frame for the post.

But rather than giv­ing the cho­sen one a man­date to buy and sell play­ers, he will work in tan­dem with boss

Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice-Chair­man Ed Wood­ward (left) and Head of Cor­po­rate De­vel­op­ment Matt Judge.

Sol­sk­jaer said: “I have dis­cussed with Ed how we move for­ward. It’s not one man’s de­ci­sion. It’s about com­mu­ni­ca­tion. That’s the key to any suc­cess.”

BERN­ABEU BEAUTY Paul Pogba has at­tracted in­ter­est from Real Madrid man­ager Zine­dine Zi­dane (right)

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