Manchester United have themselves a Paul Pogba problem. The midfielder has been out injured for over two months now, with the Frenchman’s desire to leave over the summer well documented.
Today, we’ve been given a further update on his future. According to the Daily Mail, the world-class 26-year-old still wants to leave Man United.
The Frenchman has just eighteen months left on his current deal, and it seems as though the Reds are now preparing for his eventual exit. The club will apparently ‘open the door’ to his departure by signing two midfielders before the start of next season.
Publicly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Pogba isn’t for sale, though the fact that United want to add two central players, most likely to be next summer, suggests ‘United are preparing for the eventuality’.
The Daily Mail actually names Saul Niguez and Donny van de Beek as two possibilities, while the article also adds that striker Erling Braut Haaland is another target.
If no new contract is signed by Pogba, surely he’ll be leaving Manchester next summer? United aren’t going to risk losing such a valuable asset for free in the summer of 2021, so they’ll cash in now in what is likely to be a cut-price transfer fee.
Can you honestly say United have missed Pogba over the last couple of months? I genuinely believe he wouldn’t have made too much of a difference. Yes, he’s a quality player, yes, he has all the skill and talent in the world but at Old Trafford he hasn’t shown that anywhere near consistently enough…