Man Utd: Paul Pogba opens the door to play alongside Kylian Mbappe next season

Manchester United's Paul Pogba opens the door to play alongside Kylian Mbappe next season

The two Frenchmen are both without a contract at the end of the season (Photo: Getty)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has welcomed the opportunity to play alongside compatriot and contract colleague Kylian Mbappe at club level next season.

The two Frenchmen are both set to leave their current clubs this summer when their contracts expire, with Paris Saint-Germain frontman Mbappe long linked with a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer.

Pogba’s future is rather harder to predict, with PSG, Juventus and Real all linked in a move – although a clear favorite for his signature has yet to emerge.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba opens the door to play alongside Kylian Mbappe next season

Pogba and Mbappe are both expected to be on the move this summer (Getty)

It is not impossible that the two players could end up signing for the same club this summer, and Pogba says he would be happy to have the opportunity to play with Mbappe at both international and club level.

Asked if they could be club teammates next season ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Pogba said Le Figaro: ‘Why not? It’s always good to play with teammates for both the French national team and your club. ‘

While Pogba has been linked with a move to both Mbappe’s current club, PSG, and his upcoming next club, Real Madrid, there are no suggestions that the two could play together for Pogba’s current employers at Old Trafford.

Mbappe seemed to give a small hint about his situation at PSG when he met with Pogba at France’s Clairefontaine training base this week and whispered that he was ‘tired’ of current events.

PSG imploded at the Bernabeu when they were dumped out of the Champions League by Real while their players were bubbling in the ensuing home league match.

PSG star Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe has long been expected to join Real Madrid this summer (Photo: Getty)

Mbappe, who is the club’s top scorer this season, has been acquitted of any fault in the club’s problems and continues to perform at an excellent level – and scored twice in the last 16 match against Real – and Pogba is a massive fan of his teammate , but believes he can still get even better.

‘As soon as he arrived for his first call [in March 2017] he already had this winning mentality and confidence that took him to where he is today, ‘Pogba continued.

‘When I know his character and the person he is, I’m not surprised by what I’ve seen from him. He will continue to improve and he is not done surprising everyone. ‘

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