Paul Pogba retains the support of the Manchester United dressing room despite openly flirting with Real Madrid again.
Pogba, 27, expressed his desire to join Madrid while on international duty with France last week, having said it was a 'dream' to play for the Bernabeu club in March 2019.
The MEN understands Pogba's popularity at United has not waned amid his open interest in a move to Real and the players still believe he is the best player at the club.
Before the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe in February and March, the MEN revealed Pogba's closest confidants in the United squad were of the opinion he should be allowed to leave as it was in the best interests of the player and the club. Dressing room sources told the MEN at the time Pogba's head was 'not at the club'.
The pandemic effectively scuppered any chance of Pogba leaving and the Frenchman thrived following his return to the United team from injury in June.
"Today, I am still at Manchester United and I am fighting to try to take the club even higher," Pogba said at a press conference at France's Clairefontaine base. "We have all heard these things that have been said. What to respond? Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me. Why not one day?
"As I have said, I am at Manchester United and I like my club. I am performing at Manchester United, I am enjoying myself and I want to do everything I can to get the club back to where it deserves to be. I am going to give my maximum, like my teammates. I prefer to concentrate on football and on returning to fitness."