Paul Pogba is set to enter the final year of his Manchester United contract soon and as a result, the club must reach a decision regarding the French World Cup winner’s future at Old Trafford as soon as possible.
Pogba played a massive part in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team last season and was one of the standout players at the club. Thus, it goes without saying that the manager would want him to remain at the club next season and beyond that.
There is still the possibility that Pogba could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer though if the Red Devils cannot agree a new deal with him, as they would not want to see him leave as a free agent just a season later.
Pogba has opened up about the situation himself and revealed that there is no concrete proposal from Manchester United yet. As reported by Metro, he said:
"‘I have one year of my contract left. Everyone knows that.‘There is no concrete proposal (from United) yet.‘I haven’t sat down with the directors and the manager, I am still in Manchester.‘My thinking now is the Euros. I am focused. I have more experience than before, I am focused on the present and that is the Euros. I have an agent who takes care of all that.’"
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Manchester United must try to keep Pogba at Old Trafford
As we saw in the previous campaign, Pogba remains a massive part of the current team and is one of the best players in the Premier League when on form.
Solskjaer’s side have made some promising progress over the past couple of years even if they are yet to win a trophy under the Norwegian manager. If Pogba was to leave, there is very much the possibility that it could be a massive setback to the team.
But there has always been the feeling that Pogba eventually wants to pursue a new challenge and play for a different club. As a result, if the Red Devils are unable to agree a contract extension with him, the best option available to them would be to let him leave this summer rather than lose him as a free agent in the summer of 2022.