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POGBA CHAT Paul Pogba's latest comments will fan the flames simmering under him at Manchester United

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba after the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester (Paul Ellis/PA)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba after the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester (Paul Ellis/PA)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba after the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester (Paul Ellis/PA)

International breaks rarely pass without Paul Pogba fanning the flames of the fire simmering under him at Manchester United and he has followed a familiar script once again.

The 2018 World Cup winner is no longer a first choice pick for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his French national team manager Didier Dechamps suggesting last week that his star man "can't be happy" with his plight at Old Trafford.

Now Pogba has added some of his own comments to the story as after claiming in the last international break that it was his "dream" to play for Real Madrid, he has now given a broad hint that he is not enjoying life as a United bench warmer.

"It is true it is a difficult period, a period that I did not know in my career," he told RTL. "I was used to playing and having rhythm. Now, I'm getting my sensations back, little by little, I am finding myself back.

"The France team is a breath of fresh air, the group is exceptional. It is not the same as with the club. We all group together, it is magical. We realise that everyone is happy to come and that makes a difference.

"When we're on the field, we have fun. It's not that in the club we don't have fun, but here, it's not the same. We laugh. It's really a family, and the group we have, regulars or substitutes, it's really magical, and that's why we're happy to come to the selection. The coach has enormous confidence in us and we trust him too.

"That mental strength makes the difference. The substitutes, their seriousness and their professionalism, and their talent - they work hard and they don't complain."

Pogba's shambolic performance in United's 6-1 home defeat against Tottenham last month appears to have been behind Solskjaer's decision to leave him out of key matches in the weeks since, with his latest comments suggesting he enjoys life with France more than United unlikely to be welcomed by Old Trafford chiefs.

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