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Pogba to ‘focus’ on Manchester United after failed exit attempt

Paul Pogba’s brother says the midfielder is focussed on Manchester United after failing to secure a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

The France international was heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United throughout the transfer window, with both Real Madrid and Juventus having been reported to be interested in a big-money deal to sign the 26-year-old.

Pogba admitted earlier this year that he was interested in ‘a new challenge’ after three seasons in Manchester, and was one of three players to be criticised by United legend Paul Scholes for his ‘disappointing’ display against Southampton.

However, having failed to see a move materialise Pogba’s older brother, Mathias – who plays for Spanish third division side Manchego – says the World Cup winner is now focused on achieving success with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.

“Paul knows that he cannot leave Manchester United so he’s going to focus on this season,” Mathias told Spanish radio station, El Chiringuito.

“It’s not easy right now, because he has a lot of responsibility in the team.

“A lot of big players have left. The only great player is [David] De Gea, the goalkeeper, which means he’s going to have to put a lot of effort in every game.”

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