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What should Manchester United do with Paul Pogba?

Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United on a free

Paul Pogba could be heading out of Manchester United once again at the end of the season. The Frenchman will have his contract with the Red Devils end in the summer of 2022.

According to the latest reports from L’Equipe, Pogba is ready to extend his contract with Manchester United. But to do that the 28-year-old is demanding to be paid more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United faces the serious trouble of having to lose Pogba on a free transfer once again. The French midfielder could be out for two months as he suffered an injury during practice with his national squad. With a new contract not being agreed till now, should United sell him or make him their highest-paid star.

WORLD CLASS POGBA, A DIVIDED FIGURE AT MANCHESTER UNITED

It is no doubt that Paul Pogba is a world-class talent. The midfielder played for the Manchester United U18 and U23, before moving to Juventus on a free transfer. He exploded in Italy, becoming a pivotal part of their success in the mid-2010s.

His form made Manchester United regret their decision and brought him back for a record fee in 2016. However, the move raised divided opinions among fans and critics. Pogba has been decent but is criticized for his lack of consistency.

This could be because of the system the club plays as Pogba has been amazing for his national side during this period. He was a pivotal part of the French national side that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This meant that questions are raised about his commitment to the Premier League outfit. This was intensified with the player constantly being linked with Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus.

TIME FOR GOODBYE, AGAIN

Manchester United have found itself in a very tricky situation. If they cannot renew his contract, they risk losing Pogba yet again for a free transfer. But if they decide to keep hold of him, they will have to offer him a monstrous wage, which could upset the other players as well.

A possible solution to get some returns for Pogba could have been to sell him in the winter transfer window. But his latest injury means that other clubs might not take a risk signing him in January. Unless some team comes with an offer in the summer, it looks like Pogba could leave Manchester United for free next summer. The midfielder can start negotiating with other clubs starting this January.

For Manchester United, they can try to negotiate on contract renewal. But the best thing to do looks to be planning for the future. The club must concentrate on what they can extract from Pogba in his last few months and at the same time find the perfect players to improve their squad.

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