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Raiola says Pogba wants to stay at Man Utd after Real Madrid interest

Mino Raiola has rubbished suggestions Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United in January, claiming the Frenchman is the best midfielder in the world.

Pogba, 26, has long been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Real Madrid and Juventus thought to be interested in his signature.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday ruled out any exit for Pogba in the January transfer window.

Raiola confirmed that Pogba had been in contact with Madrid – but that he remained committed to United when the move didn’t go through.

“Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win trophies and he would love to do that with Manchester United,” Raiola told the Telegraph .

“Okay, there was big interest from Real Madrid and Manchester didn’t let him go. We didn’t make a fuss about it and he didn’t make a fuss about it because I work in accordance with the player.

“You know other players can take things to extremes but Paul doesn’t like that. So you work differently.

“There was an interest from Real Madrid but they didn’t let him go, and I’m sorry because I think that [with] Paul being French then Zinedine Zidane is an important factor in French football history.”

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