Premier League legend Robert Pires has revealed that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba wanted a transfer to Spanish champions Barcelona while he was struggling to make a positive impact at the club.
Pires told Bwin about a possible Barcelona move for his compatriot as he revealed that his agent could still be working on the transfer to Nou Camp.
The former Arsenal midfielder believes that Paul Pogba will be better served staying at Manchester United.
2018 World Cup winner returned to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 in a then world-record deal.
Pogba had left the Red Devils on a free transfer to Italian Serie A champions Juventus in 2012 before returning to the club after Manchester United paid £89m to secure his signature.
The Frenchman won the Community Shield, Carabao Cup and the Europa League in his first season back at Manchester United before his issues with former manager Jose Mourinho began towards the end of his second season.
Mourinho and Pogba rarely enjoyed a good relationship in his third campaign before the Portuguese tactician was sacked in December.
Paul Pogba has found his best form as a Manchester United player since the exit of Mourinho.
He has scored nine goals in two months for Manchester United since the dismissal of Jose Mourinho this taking his tally to a personal best of 14 goals in all competitions this season.