The agent of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, has explained the Frenchman's decision to turn down the advances of Real Madrid in the off-season.
The former Juventus man was reportedly Real boss Zinedine Zidane's top transfer target, but the France international ultimately opted to make a return to Old Trafford after a four-year spell with the Old Lady.
Raiola has confirmed Zidane's interest in his client, but felt the player would be best served rejoining Manchester United due to their need for a top-class midfielder.
The agent went on to highlighted the fact that Pogba had pushed for a return to the Red Devils.
"As for Real Madrid, Zidane wanted [Pogba] beside him," Raiola told Telefoot. "Zizou was a great player and Real Madrid is a big club, but, for me, Manchester United is stronger with Pogba. Real Madrid would not be.
"[Paul] told me clearly what he wanted – Manchester has always been his home."
Raiola also revealed that United boss Jose Mourinho had tried to sign the midfielder in his second stint at the Chelsea helm.
He added: "Last year, Jose tried to sign him for Chelsea, but the time wasn't right for Paul to leave Juventus."