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Mathias Pogba hoping brother Paul 'will sign for Barca'

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Paul Pogba (Getty Images)
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Mathias Pogba says that while he is not aware of any interest from Barcelona, he would jump at the chance to join the Spanish giants if he were in his brother's shoes.

France star midfielder Paul Pogba has enjoyed arguably his best season for the Red Devils since re-joining in 2016.

The Frenchman has come up with several vital contributions but, perhaps more crucially, has shown more consistency.

As a result, he has played 26 Premier League games, notching four assists in the last seven outings.

However, the big question over his future is looming. Pogba's Old Trafford contract runs out next year, but he has yet to decide on his plans.

United would likely want his situation resolved before the start of next season. If not, the chance of a player of such quality leaving on a free transfer would grow larger.

While he could yet sign a new deal at United, his brother wants him to move to Barcelona.

Speaking to Spanish chat show El Chiringuito, Mathias Pogba said: "Once he wins the Europa League, then we will talk."

Mathias, who is two years older than his brother and plays for Slovenian side NK Tabor Sezana, added: "I don't know anything, but I'm with you; I would sign tomorrow if that was the question.

"Hopefully, he will sign for Barca."

Pogba has played a vital role in helping United reach next Wednesday's Europa League final against Villarreal.

After coming on from the bench, he scored the winning goal against AC Milan in the last 16.

However, pundit Michael Owen has admitted that he poses a unique problem for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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