Antoine Griezmann says he needs more time to coordinate with Messi and Suarez

Barcelona attacker Antoine Griezmann has said that he requires more time to adjust to the movements of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. The France international was recruited from Atletico Madrid over the summer with the view to forming an attacking partnership with the duo but so far, that has not been the case with Messi just returning from injury.

Dimitar Berbatov wants Paul Pogba to stay put with Manchester United

Former
Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov is hopeful that Paul Pogba remains with
the Red Devils beyond the European transfer window. The France international
has been heavily tipped to make the move to Real Madrid this summer and the
deal remains a possibility with the Spanish transfer window closing only on
September 2.

Gabriele Marcotti urges Manchester United to sanction Paul Pogba’s sale

ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti has urged Manchester United to part ways with midfielder Paul Pogba and find a replacement before the transfer deadline next week. The France international has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer and reports have emerged that Los Blancos may eventually come up with a big-money bid for the 26-year-old.

Speaking on ESPN, Marcotti cited that the Red Devils should utilise the remaining days of the Premier League transfer window to pursue a replacement for Pogba, who won’t have second thoughts of joining Los Blancos, should the opportunity arise. He added that the Red Devils may even risk losing the midfielder after the transfer deadline, should Los Blancos tempt them with an insane offer.

Dimitar Berbatov wants Paul Pogba to stay put with Manchester United

Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov is hopeful that Paul Pogba remains with the Red Devils beyond the European transfer window. The France international has been heavily tipped to make the move to Real Madrid this summer and the deal remains a possibility with the Spanish transfer window closing only on September 2.

Speaking for Betfair, the ex-Bulgaria international highlighted the qualities of the former Juventus man, who was sensational during the second half of the Red Devils’ 4-0 league win over Chelsea last weekend. He added that the Frenchman is a special player, who has the perfect interpretation of the game and only a package of around £200m may tempt the Red Devils to sanction his sale.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Paul Pogba amid transfer speculation

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has leaped into the defence of midfielder Paul Pogba amid suggestions that he wants to push through a summer exit from the club. The Frenchman had recently stated that he may consider a fresh challenge away from Old Trafford and since then, there has been several experts criticising his attitude.

Amidst this, Solskjaer has come in the support of the midfielder and he has stated that there has been an agenda against the 26-year-old. He added that the midfielder has not demanded an exit and there have been no offers over the same, he said:"It's an agenda against Paul, he's a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold. Paul's never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can't report anything other than that agents talk all the time. We've not had any bids for any clubs. That's all I can say about this matter. I can't be sitting here talking about Paul and what agents are saying, we've got a few years left of his contract and he's been fantastic."

Christian Karembeu believes Paul Pogba is ready for Real Madrid move

Former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is ready to take up the challenge with Los Blancos. The France international has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish giants this summer with manager Zinedine Zidane keen on reinforcing the squad with a world-class midfielder.

Speaking to El Mundo, Karembeu said that Pogba is obviously one of the best midfielders in the world and he appears prepared for a bigger challenge with the 13-time European champions, he told the Spanish outlet:"Hopefully. He is a great player, and Zizou knows him from Juventus. He is ready for Madrid, although he will have to prove it. That shirt weighs a lot."

Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio wants Paul Pogba back with the Serie A holders

Former Juventus star Claudio Marchisio has said that he would love to see Paul Pogba make a comeback to the Serie A with the Bianconeri. The France international left the Serie A holders to return to Manchester United three years ago but the move has not worked out with him struggling for consistency with his performances.

Speaking to Tuttosport, Marchisio has indicated that he would have preferred Frenkie de Jong at Juventus but that is no longer viable with Barcelona landing his signature. He added that Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard are the other options on his wishlist, but they don’t seem feasible when compared to Pogba.

Guardiola wants to use Champions League pain to spur City’s league pursuit

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that the team should use their Champions League disappointment as a motivation to push for the Premier League title. The Mancunian giants recently bowed out of the Champions League to Tottenham Hotspur on the away goal rule after their quarter-final clash ended with a 4-4 aggregate score.

Speaking in a news conference, Guardiola said that the players have yet to fully overcome the disappointment of exiting the Champions League at the last eight stage. However, he added that the players can use the same as a motivation factor when they face Mauricio Pochettino’s side again in the Premier League this weekend.
He said: “If you believe it doesn’t hurt, or forget it, I’d say no. I want to see my players know what they did on Wednesday. It will take time [to get over] and we have to live with that feeling. But what we lived was incredible, we were lucky to live it. There is not an activity in this world you can put in these limits. We have to live with these situations, accept them. It will be on our minds, but looking back it will help us to move forward. These players have the opportunity to show they can do that.”

Pep Guardiola optimistic of reaching Champions League semi-final

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said that the Citizens have a good chance of progressing in the Champions League despite the recent setback against Tottenham Hotspur on the road. The Citizens suffered a slender 1-0 loss to the north London side during the first leg of the quarter-final stage, and the club now find themselves in a situation where they must find the scoresheet to stay alive in the competition.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola admitted that the result was not the best but it was not the worst either. He added that comebacks are essential at the final stages of the elite competition and he is hopeful that the team can turn things around at the Etihad Stadium next week, he said: "It’s not the best result but not the worst one. You know in this competition when you want to go through into the last stages you have to make these kind of comebacks.

Dominique Bijotat believes Paul Pogba has changed into a team player

Former France international Dominique Bijotat believes Paul Pogba has changed into a team player which has brought the best out of him. The midfielder recently failed to find the scoresheet during Les Bleus’ 4-1 win over Moldova in the European qualifier but he was nonetheless influential with his movement and distribution during the game.

Speaking after the match, Bijotat praised the qualities of Pogba, who has become more of a team player unlike previously where he was trying hard to influence play by himself, he said: “Paul Pogba played a great match. Yes, he had more time without a real opponent, yes he hardly had to defend but technically he is at the top of the world.

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