Paul Pogba Could Improve At Three Clubs If He Left Manchester United

Paul Pogba could only improve at three clubs if he decided to leave Manchester United, according to Florentin Pogba.

The 28-year-old Gençlerbirliği player spoke to Diario AS about the Manchester United ace, confirming that the Pogbas are big fans of Barcelona.

"And it's true. We like tiki-taka," he admitted.

"Whenever I can, I watch their games [on television] or go to the Camp Nou.

"When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to to improve: [Manchester] City, Real Madrid or Barça. He's not going to go to City, so he'll come to Spain: to Barça or Madrid."

Florentin also added that the 25-year-old World Cup-winning Frenchman could have moved to either Los Blancos or Barcelona while he was at Juventus.

"When he was at Juventus, he could have gone to Barcelona, but he was determined to return to Manchester United, where it hadn't worked out for him first time round," he said.

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"There was also movement [over a transfer to Madrid] when [Zinedine] Zidane was in charge, but he had his heart set on going back to England."

Pogba is an integral part of United's side under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær, following on from the sacking of José Mourinho.

Speaking of the Special One, Florentin believes that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager was the main reason why his brother was unhappy.

"[José] Mourinho leaving was the key," he explained.

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"He wasn't happy, and it was clear to see. Now, under [Ole Gunnar] Solskjær, everything is much better. My brother knows him from his time in the Manchester United youth set-up."

The 45-year-old Norwegian has tipped the United midfielder to be club captain in the future.

"Definitely, yeah, because I know the boy from before, and he is a leader," he said (via Sky Sports).

"He's a character, he influences people, and you've seen the videos from France, and he cares, and he really wants to be successful.

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Credit: PA

"He knows he can't do it by himself, it's a team game, and he's a character that brings so many good things with him when he's enjoying himself, I have to say.

"You see the personality. He'd love playing football, he's a larger-than-life character, that's just the way he is.

"When the performances come as well, that marries together as a good leader and you see what it meant to him winning the World Cup in what France broadcast.

"So, for me, yes, he's captain material."

Former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimović recently offered his two cents on the Pogba-Mourinho saga at the club this season.

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