Paul Pogba rocked the footballing world yesterday when he claimed that he was seeking a ‘new challenge’, all-but confirming he wants to leave Manchester United.
In the wake of that news, stories in regards to the Frenchman’s future have come in their droves. The one we found most intriguing came from the Daily Mail, who states that Pogba’s comments ‘have not gone down too well’ at United.
Understandably, the club aren’t happy with their superstar 26-year-old as it weakens their bargaining position in regards to any potential Pogba sale.
With that said, United are remaining firm. The Daily Mail adds that the 20-time Premier League champions aren’t planning on cashing in on Pogba unless an ‘astronomical offer’ comes their way.
The ball is now in United’s court. Pogba has three years left on his deal and the Reds are under no pressure whatsoever to sell. The only way that changes is if Pogba kicks up a fuss and tries to play hard-ball as we edge closer towards the season starting.
I’d be shocked if he does that to be honest, but if that does occur, then his relationship with the fans will only become even more strained.
Personally I think that Pogba will stay for one more season, with some sort of gentlemen’s agreement being reached behind the scenes. For now, though, I think United’s #6 will have to get his head down and continue to work hard.