Paul Pogba: I want to feel loved

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Following Paul Pogba's confirmed exit from Manchester United, he has now dropped a huge hint as to why he has left the club a second time, and revealed what he wants in his next move.

The Frenchman will end his six-year spell with Red Devils when his contract expires on 30 June, after making a return to Old Trafford from Juventus for a then-world record fee of £89 million (R1.7 billion) in 2016.

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With his exit confirmed about two weeks ago, Pogba has been linked with a move to Juventus, with reports suggesting he is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the Serie A giants.

While a move appeared to be all but sealed, Real Madrid have reportedly reignited their interest in the 29-year-old, which could play a role in the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner's final decision as to where he will be playing next season.

In a recent interview, Pogba seemingly suggested that he did not feel loved or appreciated at United, something he will be looking for in his next transfer.

"Everybody wants to feel loved, everyone needs that in your soul to feel appreciated," the midfielder told YouTube channel Uninterrupted.

"Everything you do even when you grow up, when you do a good thing, you like to hear: 'Well done, nice.'

"It's always been like that, even adults need that. It's always good to feel the work you do is appreciated, that you've doing well, that people are happy with yourself.

"I think people around make a huge difference because they cheer you up or they can bring you down – it can be both – so you need them to bring you up.

"Sometimes you just don't feel yourself, that can happen. Just someone saying: 'It's alright, it's okay,' even the people that were on the bench, they give you a push and it's important, important to feel it from your teammates because you can bring it up also.

"I like to talk to the people and be a leader, but even a leader sometimes needs his teammates to be encouraged, they need to bring him up.

"Being a leader it's helping your teammates to the biggest potential, we can fight but it has to be for the good of the player, the good of the team, and he brings the level up, brings the positive energy, people trust him, he trusts the people.

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"I just want the best for me. I'm thinking, putting everything together, taking my time, and I'm just looking for the best, I want to play football, be myself always, and enjoy what I do.

"I need to enjoy what I do because otherwise I cannot perform well. I don't want to be thinking negatively. We can be losing games, trophies, but you have to be happy and enjoy yourself – that's what I'm looking for."

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