Manchester United refuse to be held to ransom regarding Paul Pogba
The French international had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. His recent comments regarding Real Madrid have done little to stem the rumours of his potential departure.
United triggered the clause in Pogba’s contract to extend his stay at the club until 2022. This not only preserves his value but also gives us time to offer him fresh terms.
According to the report, United are willing to offer him a ‘reasonable’ upgrade on his £290,000-a-week deal to keep him at the club.
Ed Woodward is keen not to repeat the mistake from his Alexis Sanchez misadventure. The Chilean’s massive £560,000-a-week contract proved to be a thorn in United’s side.
Not only did we struggle to offload him but also had to pay him off to eventually offload him to Inter Milan.
United remain relaxed over Pogba’s current situation. Woodward is not averse to letting the 27-year old enter the final year of his contract.
While United are ready to offer the Frenchman fresh terms, they are not ready to pay over the odds for his services.
Pogba was relegated to the substitutes bench for our last two fixtures. The midfield of Scott Tominay and Fred has impressed in his absence.
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Pogba on his day is a world-class player capable of turning a game on its head. However, he has more often than not looked average in United colours.
His future at this moment in time appears to be an open book. It remains to be seen what the future holds.