Paul Pogba says it would be a ‘pleasure’ to play with Neymar

“I look at players like Andres Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Kevin De Bruyne and Luke Modric. I look at them to try to be better.

Paul Pogba says it would be a “pleasure” to play in the same team as Neymar, describing him as having the “definition of happiness”.

The Manchester United midfielder also said he looks at players such as Manchester City rival Kevin De Bruyne in a bid to improve his game.

Pogba has struggled for form at Old Trafford in recent times, and on Friday¬†France head coach Didier Deschamps said: “It’s a situation he won’t be enjoying.”

Speaking to Argentinian television channel TyC Sports, Pogba said: “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. 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.”

Pogba also revealed the players he looks up to, both when he was a youngster and now as one of the world’s most recognisable footballers.

“When I was smaller I always looked up to Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. I had videos of Maradona, Pele, Chris Waddle, Kaka – many players. I wanted to have all the virtues of those players.

“Now I look more at players like Andres Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Kevin De Bruyne and Luke Modric – who is a very strong midfielder player. I look at them to try to be better.”

 

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