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Paul Pogba

According to ESPN FC, Manchester United are not considering selling star midfielder Paul Pogba to Manchester City at the end of the season.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed ahead of the Manchester derby that super agent Mino Raiola had offered his club the chance to sign Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan two months ago.

After Guardiola’s press conference, it appears that Pogba was just as surprised as anyone else. He tweeted shortly after the City boss’ comments were published.

Pogba, who joined United for a then world record £89m in 2016, stayed at the club as Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez.

As per ESPN FC, Pogba was not available in the winter transfer window and United wouldn’t have sold the midfielder to their arch-rivals.

However, Guardiola’s revelation casts doubt over Pogba’s future at Old Trafford. The 25-year-old has been a shadow of himself in the last couple of months, although he handed Man City a huge punch yesterday by grabbing a brace.

The Frenchman also delivered a power-packed performance in the middle of the park against Swansea City the week before that saw United win 2-0, courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Pogba has all the attributes that are required in a midfielder. He is strong, agile, powerful, quick and is capable of scoring scorchers. It is up to him now to make a decision on his Old Trafford career.