Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists his meeting with fellow Frenchman and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was purely coincidental.
The two were pictured chatting in the United Arab Emirates during the international break, fuelling speculation surrounding Pogba’s future at Old Traford since it is in the public domain that Zidane wants him at Real Madrid, but the coach insisits they met by chance.
“Pure coincidence,” said Zidane ahead of Madrid’s trip to Real Mallorca in LaLiga.
“He was there and I was there at the event and, since we know each other, we talked. That’s all. And it was personal,
“I’m not going to tell you what we talked about, that’s between him and I. But we’ve known each other for a long time, so if we meet, we say hi and we talk.” he added.