Pique: Pogba would make Barca happy

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has given his backing to the club’s potential pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

The former Spain international stated that should the French midfielder move to the Camp Nou it would make the players ‘happy’.

“I'm not too well-informed on what's going on between (Pogba and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho),” Pique said at an event on Monday.

“He is a great player, that's clear, and we will see in the future if he changes clubs.

“It would be good if he came [to Barcelona] and it would make us happy in the future, but we have to respect the fact he is a Manchester United player.

“We have strengthened really well," Pique said. "But we will see what happens at the end of the season.

“Lenglet's good on the ball. I think when he's played he's done very well. We have to give them all time, though, because they're all quite young.

“We have to look at the present and the future. Arthur's only 21 and Lenglet and Malcom are young as well.

“We need to learn from last season's mistake [in the Champions League] and not have any bad days. We have to stick with the style that has defined the club since I joined – and even before – and that's what we have to show the new signings.”

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