Paul Pogba will settle down and ‘focus’ on Manchester United this season after failing to engineer a summer move to Real Madrid, according to his outspoken brother Mathias.
The World Cup winner was heavily linked with a move to join up with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Spanish capital, but United stood firm on their stance.
After the closure of the transfer window, Pogba now faces a season ahead with a United team very much in a period of transition.
‘Paul knows that he cannot leave Manchester United so he’s going to focus on this season,’ Mathias told broadcasters 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.’
As previously reported by Sportsmail, Mathias Pogba had made clear the extent of his brother’s desire to bring his second United tenure to a close.
The Manchego striker has on several occasion reiterated that his brother ‘cannot do everything’ at Old Trafford and stressed the pressures the United No 6 constantly finds himself under.