Manchester United have been in supreme form recently. A large part of that is down to having a world-class midfield. Bruno Fernandes is here to stay, so how does a new Paul Pogba contract sound…?
Yes, that’s right. It’s The Sun who run the story in regards to new Pogba terms, saying that United are ‘confident’ of announcing a new five-year deal for the superstar Frenchman at the end of the season.
Apparently, La Pioche has ‘had a change of heart’ since expressing his wishes to leave Old Trafford last summer. However, post-lockdown, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has utilised Pogba brilliantly following an ankle injury.
Furthermore, Solskjaer had started to plan for life without Pogba. Recently, though, that view has changed due to a more positive attitude and outlook from the World Cup winner.
Now, there’s a belief from both sides that a new contract can be agreed to, ending doubts about his future.
First and foremost, this is what we all want, right?
Pogba is a sublime player, there’s no getting away from that. Yes, you can question his attitude under Jose Mourinho, while you can understand him considering his future due to the Red Devils not really challenging for major honours.
The situation has undoubtedly changed. After all, this team looks like one that, with a few more tweaks, could be pretty good.
I’ll always remain a sceptic, mind. Perhaps with money being tight this summer, Pogba has realised that the best business decision for him is to sign a new contract here – that no doubt comes with a hefty wage increase.
United aren’t going to let Pogba go cheaply, pandemic or not. Only a handful of clubs can afford what’d likely be a nine-figure fee to sign him at the best of times. Even fewer, if any, can justify spending such vast sums while they’re financially restrained right now.
Should United sort out a new Pogba contract? Or is there too much water under the bridge? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.