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Pogba: It would be a ‘pleasure’ to play with Neymar

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said it would be a ‘pleasure’ to play with PSG star Neymar.

The Brazilian moved to Paris in the summer for a record-breaking €222m, and Pogba has described him as the ‘definition of happiness’ on the pitch.

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Pogba also reflected on the players that he takes inspiration from, including rival Manchester City player Kevin De Bruyne.

Speaking to Argentinian outlet 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 listed the players he looked up to as a youngster, and the players that he takes inspiration from now.

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“When I was smaller I always looked up to Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo,” he added. “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.”

The French midfielder has struggled to find form at Old Trafford recently, with Mourinho leaving him out of the starting XI on a consistent basis of late.

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