Manchester United extending Paul Pogba’s contract would be stupid

Paul Pogba, Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Paul Pogba, Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Manchester United really haven’t discussed this with Paul Pogba, have they?

Not even a global pandemic can prevent Paul Pogba and Manchester United making the news, as the saga takes yet another turn. The question on everyone’s lips, every single transfer window, is will he stay or will he go?

Well, it would appear the Frenchman wants to go. And let’s be honest, who can blame him? While there may be some sort of future for him at Old Trafford, there is bound to be an even better future for him somewhere else.

The truth is, ever since Jose Mourinho signed him, Pogba’s expected progress was stalled. He is not the player right now many would have thought he would be a few years ago. If anything, he doesn’t even make the top three midfielders in the Premier League right now. That’s the sad reality since I’m a huge fan of Pogba and I want him to do well.

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According to AS, Pogba may have another reason to be frustrated. Marco Ruiz has reported that Manchester United may extend the contract of their French midfielder, which they are contractually obliged to do, however, Pogba doesn’t want this to happen.

This situation will put the maturity of the Old Trafford board into question. Yes, they have every right to extend his contract but if it makes him clearly unhappy and progress isn’t being made, why on earth would they do it?

I mean, as I said, Pogba is an excellent player and he will surely retain his world-class status at another club. However, from United’s point of view, he’s not exactly irreplaceable. There are plenty of options out there.

Of course, the coronavirus pandemic which has halted all of the major leagues in the world could have an impact on the summer transfer window. If this is the case, then it’s important to take context into account. However, if things are back to smooth-running in the summer, then United really have no excuse to not sign a midfielder.

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