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Zidane praises Pogba with ‘not my player’ caveat

Real Madrid CF v RC Celta de Vigo - La Liga

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 16: Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 16, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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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.

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