Paul Pogba: It would be a 'pleasure' to play with PSG star Neymar

Vaishali Bhardwaj
Inspiration | Paul Pogba (pictured) thinks Neymar is the 'definition of happiness' on the pitch: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted it would be a "pleasure" to play alongside Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

Pogba was an unused substitute in Manchester United's 2-0 FA Cup win over Brighton on Saturday, with the France international having seen himself in and out of Jose Mourinho's side in recent weeks.

Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps admitted that Pogba's situation at Old Trafford cannot make him happy, but added he would talk to the 25-year-old to properly understand what he is currently going through at United.

Pogba has, however, talked about his desire to improve his game and which players act as his inspirations - citing the likes of Andres Iniesta and Neymar - with the latter being a footballer the midfielder says he would like to play alongside with in the future.

Speaking to Argentinian television channel TyC Sports, Pogba said: "Yes, Neymar. I like him. He has the definition of happiness on the pitch.

"In Brazil, football is everything, it's life in Brazil. Everyone plays football. I love to see him on the pitch playing, with his technique and his ability. It's a different style.

PSG star: Neymar (AFP/Getty Images)

"When you say the word 'Neymar' around the world, everyone knows who he is and what he does. Therefore if I could play with him one day, it would be a pleasure."

He added: "When I was smaller I always looked up to Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo. I had videos of Maradona, Pele, Chris Waddle, Kaka - many players. I wanted to have all the virtues of those players.

"Now I look more at players like Andres Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Kevin De Bruyne and Luke Modric - who is a very strong midfielder player. I look at them to try to be better."

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