Paul Pogba remains undecided on his future with his Manchester United contract expiring in the summer.
The World Cup-winner neither accepted nor rejected United’s last offer, so we can only presume that he has been stringing the club along in order to leave for free at the end of the season.
While away on international duty this week, Pogba gave the clearest indication yet that he intends to leave Old Trafford and said United’s season was ‘dead’, which is not something we can really argue with after crashing out of the Champions League last week.
However, according to the Metro, the identity of the next manager will be one of the factors the Frenchman will take into consideration before making a decision on his future.
This is to be expected when there’s uncertainty over who will become the next manager at a football club, but I’m not buying into the idea that there’s a chance Pogba will commit his long-term future to United.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag appears to be the favourite to take over from Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season, but PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino is another strong candidate in the running.
The other candidates include Spain head coach Luis Enrique and Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui.
Zinedine Zidane is probably the only manager that could convince Pogba to stay and he is not in the running for the job.