United have been chasing the midfielder all summer, making desperate attempts to land their own one-time academy kid for a world record fee, but the player and his agent have toyed with the Premier League side side so far.
Madrid meanwhile, who can easily afford the 23-year-old and offer him the Champions League football he would miss out on at Europa League hopefuls United, have been playing it cool.
Due to United’s fall from grace they are willing to stump up around £105m for the starlet Sir Alex Ferguson released for free, pay him close to £220,000-a-week and gift super-agent Mino Raiola at least half of the £25m finder’s fee he’s demanding.
But the player apparently prefers a move to sunny Spain and Zizou has revealed, ahead of the International Champions Cup clash with PSG, that United could still be blown out the water.
The former playmaker said: “In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more.
“Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.
“I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.
“Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect and I can’t say anything more out of respect.”