Paul Pogba reveals what he said to Neymar prior to pre-season clash with Barcelona

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba has revealed what he said to Neymar in the tunnel prior to Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Barcelona last month, noting that the pair just “talked about life”.

The two shared a warm embrace and had a chat in the tunnel ahead of a 1-0 Barcelona win in Washington courtesy of a first half goal from Neymar.

And the Brazilian, just a few weeks later, smashed the world transfer record set by Pogba’s £89m move to Old Trafford last year, joining Paris Saint Germain for a mammoth £198m.

Pogba, when asked about the chat the pair had before the game during a Twitter Q&A, claimed that they simply had a chat about life.

This isn’t a very helpful response, because chatting about life can literally entail anything, although some of his answers were fantastic – especially this one.

Perhaps the Frenchman shared a few words of wisdom about breaking the world transfer record – something that considerably elevates you above the standard world class footballer – with Neymar, who has bent the geometrics of the transfer window to an unprecedented degree.

Seeing how Neymar fares with the immense scrutiny, directed at Pogba with ruthless regularity, that will come his way next season will be interesting. How, after all, do you justify that price tag, let alone Pogba’s?

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