Paul Pogba has a year left on his contract at Manchester United and the Red Devils retain an option to further extend it until 2022.

Real Madrid were keen on acquiring the midfielder’s services in 2019, but they failed to find an agreement with the English club.

The La Liga side continue to be linked with the 27-year-old, even though reports coming out of Spain have suggested Los Blancos can’t afford to sign him in the upcoming window.

Juventus have also been credited with an interest in the France international, but, like Real Madrid, they would also not be able to meet United’s demands.

During Pogba’s first spell at United, he became good friends with Adnan Januzaj, who is currently at Real Sociedad.

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During an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, the Belgium international was asked if he could see the World Cup winner leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this summer.

“I think he will stay. I am still very close with Paul, we have known each other since childhood, when we were together in the youth team of United. Our families are also friends and keep in touch. That will never change,” he said.

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suggested a while ago that Januzaj and Memphis Depay didn’t grab opportunities provided to them at Old Trafford. The La Liga player has responded to these claims.

He said, “Well, Louis van Gaal. I really shouldn’t defend myself against him, it’s enough to look at the statistics.

“Whenever I made the difference with an assist or a goal, I was back on the bench afterwards. It was the same with Memphis.

“If he says he has given us enough opportunities, he is not telling the truth, it is as simple as that. Fortunately, there are plenty of people at Manchester United who know how to appreciate me.”

Januzaj also discussed Ryan Giggs’ influence on his career.

“Ryan Giggs is one of the people I owe most to at Manchester United. When he was still a player, he gave me advice and I also learnt a lot from him when he was a coach,” the 25-year-old explained.

“When he stopped playing, he said I deserved his shirt number 11. I will always be grateful for that gesture. It was a great token of appreciation. Now we have less contact, but I will always be able to contact him. He’s an example.”