With just 12-months left on his current contract, the future of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is far from certain. Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most well-rounded central midfielders, losing the 2018 World Cup winner for free is unthinkable – therefore, solving the conundrum that is Pogba, has now become a matter of urgency for the Red Devils’ hierarchy.
Since rejoining the club in 2016 following a whopping £94.5m move from Italian side Juventus, Pogba has gone on to feature in 206 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to an impressive 80 goals, along the way.
However, following the club’s triggering of a one-year contract extension last year, Pogba is now just 12-months away from seeing his deal expire.
United’s contract crisis will be amplified following sporting regulation which state that the Frenchman will be able to agree to a pre-contract with foreign clubs as early as January 2022.
Naturally reluctant to see one of their most expensive assets move for free, it is expected that the Red Devils will continue to try and tie the midfielder down on a new contract and according to recent reports, some of the club’s biggest stars are also doing their bit to get the Frenchman to commit.
That’s according to a recent report from The Sun, who claims one of the side’s stars trying to influence Pogba’s decision is wide-attacker Marcus Rashford.
The outlet claim to have spoken to a source, who said: “Rashford and several others have been doing everything to convince Pogba to stay.
“They believe the team would lose a key man if he goes as he’s seen as a genuine world-class talent among the squad.
“He’s also a leader in the dressing room — one of the players the younger ones look up to when the team is struggling.”