Paul Ince believes superstar Man United man will not be at club next season

Manchester United are looking like a far better outfit with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel. That said, there is much work to be done.

The Red Devils’ loss away at Wolves highlights that fact. There are several players within this squad that just aren’t good enough, while keeping ahold of the ones that are is also becoming an issue.

You look at the likes of Ander Herrera refusing to commit to a new deal, while David de Gea’s future remains up in the air. Perhaps the key United man at the moment, and the player who has improved most under Solskjaer is Paul Pogba.

However, former United man Paul Ince is having doubts about whether Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season. The ex-midfielder reckons if Real Madrid come calling, the 26-year-old will leave.

‘There are players who need to move on if Ole wants to re-build,’ Ince said in his PaddyPower column. ‘But also, there may well be a few players who seem to want to move on themselves regardless.

‘The main culprit of that, I believe, is Paul Pogba. Ole needs to convince him that he’s going to build the team around him going forwards if he wants him to stay. Honestly, I don’t think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season. 

‘It’s always hard when Real Madrid come knocking, but I’m not sure Pogba’s ever settled at United since he came back, and a move could be on the cards. 

‘It’s Ole’s job to do some convincing now, convince players like Pogba and David de Gea that they’re better off at Old Trafford.’

It’s a tough situation. Pogba is obviously enjoying himself right now but who knows what’ll happen in the future. As he has said, it’s hard when Madrid come knocking. Whether we like it or not they’re the biggest club side in the world and it is the dream of many to go and play there.


Personally, though, I’d like to see some loyalty from Pogba. For two-and-a-half years he was nowhere near good enough, and I’d be disappointed if he jumped ship at the first possible opportunity.

Unfortunately, I do think Ince could be onto something. United need to start giving their best performers a reason to want to stick around other than financial incentives. If we finish this season strongly, perhaps go on a real run in the Champions League while also securing a top-four finish, players may start to think this club is heading back in the right direction.

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