Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has predicted that Paul Pogba will remain at Old Trafford beyond the end of this season.
Pogba has made just eight appearances in all competitions for United this term and has not featured once since the turn of the year.
He has since been in recovery after having ankle surgery and was finally closing in on a return to first-team training before the coronavirus pandemic put an indefinite suspension on football.
Pogba has an uncertain future at United and there are no guarantees he will remain at the club beyond this summer.
The Frenchman made his intentions clear last year after suggesting he wanted to seek a new challenge elsewhere.
Real Madrid and Juventus are seen as potential suitors, but a transfer may be unlikely with clubs reluctant to spend big money in an unprecedented period of financial uncertainty.
And Bosnich is excited at the prospect of seeing Pogba in the same side as new signing Bruno Fernandes next season.
“If I had to put money on it right now, I think he will stay, I really do,” Bosnich told Stats Perform, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“If you’ve got a player in the dressing room, regardless of whether it’s Paul Pogba or Paul Smith, you let them go in the most amicable way possible.
“There’s no doubting [Pogba is] a world-class player. I watched him live at the World Cup in 2018 and I thought he was phenomenal.
“With the arrival of Fernandes and the team winning and playing well, it makes a huge difference.
“If he (Pogba) can come back and play to his full potential, that is fantastic news – not only for him and Fernandes but for Manchester United and all their supporters.”
Fernandes has been totemic in United’s upturn in form since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January. The Portugal midfielder has won two player of the month awards at the club and his new teammates appear to have stepped up their performance levels upon his arrival.
A player of Pogba’s ability can surely only benefit from Bruno’s quality and creative edge in attacking midfield.
But will we see Solskjaer setup with Pogba and Bruno in the same midfield next season?