Zidane praises Pogba with ‘not my player’ caveat

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Hide your dates, because Zinedine Zidane knows how to flirt.

The Real Madrid boss lavished praise on Manchester United’s Paul Pogba this week, matching the player’s earlier comments on the Spanish powers.

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Zidane said that Pogba is a friend and that “few players” bring as much to a football match.

While we cannot confirm that he then began winking feverishly and point at the eye, this is what followed, via the BBC:

“But he is not my player, he is at Manchester,” Zidane said. “He has always said that, after Manchester, Madrid has always interested him. So when his experience at Manchester ends, why not come here to Madrid?”

Zidane may’ve said this with the winking while also texting his friend, “END YOUR ADVENTURE NOW, PAUL,” but we can neither confirm nor deny that detail of the story.