Manchester United coach Michael Carrick insists Paul Pogba has a big future at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho won’t sell the Frenchman this summer.
Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus following a report from Italian newspaper Tuttosport. These reports have all come after a difficult second season at United, where he returned in 2016 for a club record fee of £89 million.
However, Carrick is no longer Pogba’s teammates after becoming part of Mourinho’s backroom staff and the 36-year-old will be consulted over the club’s transfer targets and potential exits this summer.
Pogba spent some time on the bench this season after refused to commit his future to the club in a recent interview, but Carrick firmly believes he will be at the club next season.
“It’s a very silly question, really,” Carrick told Sky Sports when asked if Pogba had a future at Old Trafford.
“Of course, he’s got a future, he’s a big player for us, he’s at a great age, he’s got his peak years ahead of him, so it’s not something I’d give a second thought to, to be honest.”
Pogba missed a long period of the season through injury but still finished as United’s highest provider of assists on 12.
We’re intrigued to see if Pogba can show consistency at the World Cup as it’s the main part of his game that needs to improve ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.