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Pogba enjoys playing against his brother
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba shared his emotions, after facing his brother's Florentin Pogba's team Saint-Etienne (3-0) in Europa League round of 16 first-leg. Zlatan Ibrahimovic formed a hat-trick to secure a home win and make the probability of making it to the round of 16 higher. however, it was not the only event worth mentioning in the game. Paul Pogba and his elder brother Florentin Pogba faced each other, and the younger one accepts the experience to be exciting. "It is something very magical, it does not happen every day and I really enjoyed playing against my brother," said the Paul during his post-match interview. Important to note, that their third brother Mathias Pogba was present at the game and was wearing a half MU half Saint-Etienne shirt. He himself plays for Sparta Rottendam in the Eredivisie.
Mourinho warns against Man Utd complacency
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has warned his side that their job is not yet complete following a 3-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in the first leg of their Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick to put United in complete control of the tie at the halfway stage, with a comfortable cushion to take into next week's second leg. "It's is a good result. If you asked me before every European tie - 3-0 at home, score three goals, don't concede I would say give me that every time. But we know the atmosphere there will make it still hard," he told reporters. "We need to focus because three days after we go there we have the EFL Cup final, and I always feel that the players are more focused on the final than in the game. But it is important for us to go to the last 16, important for us to get a result there. Football is football, and my experience has put me through some impossible scenarios. I know 3-0 is a good result, but I cannot make it easy for them. Ibrahimovic is important. I don't want to say the most important. He is important, he shows that when he doesn't score goals, but obviously to score a hat-trick is always nice, even for a guy like him who has so many hat-tricks."
Ousmane Dembele reveals offers from Man Utd and Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund striker Ousmane Dembele has revealed offers from Manchester United and Barcelona. The 19-year-old signed for Borussia last summer from Rennes. "If it was the love of the game that made me prefer Borussia rather than Barça, Bayern or Manchester United? Yes, that was it and then, of course, the talk of the leaders I liked," he told Goal. "They told me that if I was good, I would play no matter what. I am very happy to be here and I do not regret my choice at all." Dembele has made 30 appearances during this season, scoring 5 goals.
Europa League: Manchester United 3 : 0 Saint-Etienne – All Goals and Highlights
Europa League: Manchester United 3 : 0 Saint-Etienne - all goals and highlights International - Europa League Final Stage 1/16, Season 2016/2017 Half Time finished with scoreline 1:0 Game ended after Full Time with scoreline 3:0
Napoli dream of signing Ibrahimovic
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be his "dream signing". The 35-year-old signed a one-year deal with United last summer, with an option for a further 12 months. He said recently that "nothing is done" with regards to his future, even though he has fulfilled the option needed to extend. If the Swede doesn't sign, then Napoli president De Laurentiis has suggested he would be keen on his signature. "My dream signing? I always try to go forward with what I have," he said in an interview with journalist and former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. "One that I would like, though, is that giant who is at Manchester United now. I had him as a dinner guest in Los Angeles and he's incredibly nice, even though he always seems angry. "You know the one I'm talking about, right?"
Mourinho will discuss Ibrahimovic future at Manchester United this week
Jose Mourinho will sit down with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to discuss his Manchester United future this week, according to The Sun. The 35-year-old is currently on a rolling contract at Old Trafford but his seamless adaptation to Premier League football, which has seen his hit 15 goals this term, has made an extension a real possibility. Ibrahimovic is understood to have attracted interest from China and the MLS, but The Sun claim Mourinho is confident the Swede will remain at United into a second season.
Man Utd Muller bid rejected
Manchester United failed with an £84m bid for Thomas Muller last summer, according to Bayern Munich's financial partner Jan-Christian Dreesen. "There really was such a thing,” he told Sport Bild. “Then came a fax from England. For us, however, a sale of Thomas Müller was never discussed. “If a player fits us, we would be stupid to give him a short-term prospect of a record profit and to weaken him.” It would appear United dodged a bullet with Muller though, with the Germany international struggling for form this season. The 27-year-old has just a single Bundesliga goal to his name for Bayern - he had 15 at the same stage last term.
Griezmann has doubts about Man Utd move
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has cooled speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United, admitting that he has 'doubts' about moving the England. The France international has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, with Griezmann understood to be United’s top priority in the summer. However, the 25-year-old has revealed he has reservations about switching the Vicente Calderon for the Premier League. “I have a lot of doubts about moving to England,” he told RMC. “I have a lot of doubts about my private life. “Everything like rain, bad weather… I need to feel happy outside."
Kessie happy with interest from big clubs
Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie admits he is “flattered” by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United’s reported interest, but insists he is happy to stay at the Serie A club. "I read things in the press. I am very flattered that clubs of this level are interested in me," the 20-year-old told So Foot. "This proves that I'm having a good season, that I continue to progress. I don't want to go too fast. "I don't know if my club has received any offers. I'm under contract. We'll see if we need to discuss anything. "I like Bergamo. The city is nice, quiet, and I appreciate life in Italy, where I was well received."
Fabinho has been in talks with several clubs
Monaco defender Fabinho has been in talks with Arsenal, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs, according to his father. It has been revealed the 23-year-old Brazilian admires the job Jose Mourinho is carrying out at Old Trafford but would favour a move to Man Utd’s rivals Man City. "We have been in talks with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and approached by Barcelona," his father, Joao, told J+1. "We like Manchester United and Mourinho’s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City." Note that Fabinho has made 35 appearances during this season.