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ESPN reports that Manchester United have shelved talks with Paul Pogba over a new deal but are confident that the Frenchman will extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Pogba is contracted at United until 2021 and the report adds that the club wanted to begin negotiations with the Frenchman after the World Cup.

However, the club did not bank on the player returning unhappily after winning the World Cup in Russia. ESPN adds that the Frenchman will not push for a move away in the winter window but would be interested in moving to Barcelona in the summer.

Although the schedule for the talks has been pushed back, United must extend his stay by another year and keep the Frenchman at the club till 2022 at least.

Pogba featured in a friendly clash against Germany during the international break and was coy about his future.

The World Cup winner was quoted by BBC Sport as saying:

“My future is currently in Manchester.

“I still have a contract, I am playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.”

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Pogba is one of the best in the world and we cannot lose the player under any circumstances. The Frenchman has been a little off this season but with him staying at United till January (h/t ESPN), we could see some quality performances from the Frenchman.