There have been many rumours regarding the transfer situation of Paul Pogba and his future at Manchester United seems widely uncertain. However, there is hope that the Frenchman will stay in Manchester, according to a report by Alec Fenn of the Daily Mail. How likely is it that he will stay at Old Trafford?
Is Paul Pogba Likely to Stay at Manchester United?
It was no secret that Paul Pogba had a bad relationship with former United manager, Jose Mourinho. The Frenchmen openly criticised his coach’s tactics and decisions. However, when Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford, many thought that relations would improve. While Pogba seemed happy at the exit of Mourinho, he still seems set on a move away from the Premier League side. His agent, Mino Raiola has had no problem expressing his client’s views on the club: “Pogba’s problem is Manchester United. It’s a club out of touch with reality and without a sporting project. I wouldn’t take anyone there, they would even ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini.”
Sources Unsure of Pogba’s Final Destination
Rumours of the Frenchman’s plans are conflicting. The Guardian have suggested that the 27-year-old is still not happy at United and will force a summer move to Juventus or Real Madrid. Teamtalk says that Solskjaer will force the Frenchman to leave in the summer as part of Manchester United’s three-year rebuild. There is no way to know which stories are correct, but the most reliable sources are Solskjaer and Pogba themselves. The United boss suggests that Pogba is willing to stay for at least another season. United are currently in the process of a three-year rebuild, which will hopefully lead to a bright future. This exciting promise might be what tempts Pogba to stay.
However, Pogba’s former club, Juventus, have shown interest in bringing back the Frenchman. According to Bleacher Report, he has been in talks with the Italian side, and both parties are closing in on a deal. Juventus are having major problems in their midfield, which could be solved by the arrival of Pogba. Their normally reliable midfield star, Miralem Pjanic, has struggled to find form this season. This has put a lot of pressure on Juventus’ front three, who seem disconnected from the rest of the team. Pogba provides attacking brilliance and creativity wherever he goes, which will highly benefit the Bianconeri. For these reasons, he is highly sought after and Manchester United are under intense pressure to keep him.
Positive Outcomes for Manchester United Either Way
If Pogba leaves it will leave a huge gap in United’s midfield, but they should be able to cope. The Frenchman has been sidelined since Boxing Day and the Red Devils have seemed to function perfectly fine without him. They are on an eleven game unbeaten streak, and their midfield is still filled with attacking prowess and creativity, supplied by Bruno Fernandes and Fred. The money supplied by Pogba’s departure could be used to fund many vital summer transfers.
If Pogba decides to stay United’s midfield will be arguably the best in the Premier League. Not only will United have several stars to choose from centrally, but they will also be supplied with a deep squad. Names such as Paul Pogba, Fernandes, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay will all feature. The combination of such creative midfielders and such a potent attack will be deadly.
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