|Paul Pogba will not be sold byManchester United says Raiola
Paul Pogba is an enigma in world football after a turbulent last 12 months in terms of his form and fitness, the Manchester United Ace has found his lost mojo since the signing of Bruno Fernandes and is now ready to extend his tenure at Manchester United as per Mino Raiola.
As reported by Sky, Raiola said
“Pogba is staying at Manchester United and I think they want to extend his contract. He is at the center of an important project, they will not accept any bid for him this summer. Even in the past years Manchester United were never willing to open talks [regarding a move away for Pogba]. He’s not the kind of guy to create controversy. We need to be calm, especially in such a moment, and we’ll see how it goes. We will negotiate for an extension very calmly, without stress. We will continue our talks.“
The 27-year-old moved to United from Juventus for a then world record transfer fee of £89million but as per several reports he had requested to leave the Club in two of the last three transfer windows.
There were several reports that teams like Juventus, Real Madrid were interested to sign the mercurial Frenchmen but due to pandemic and financial difficulties associated with that, lot of big clubs have curbed their spending and the world knows that Pogba wouldn’t come cheap.
Manchester United were on a roll since Project restart and Pogba and Bruno were at the helm for majority of these victories as the Red Devils finished 3rdin Premier League and then eventually got beaten by Chelsea in FA Cup and lost to eventual winners Sevilla in semi-finals. Pogba won the 2016-17 Europa League and League Cup in his first season post that Manchester United haven’t won anything and he knows that a club of this stature can’t go trophy less so often and for so long.
As per Opta, he has created a career-high 2.2 chances per 90 at United, despite playing deeper than usual role alongside Nemanja Matic who has undergone a sort of renaissance post lockdown, and registered more passes, too – signs of his growing influence from deep.
United should sign a player that will complement Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building a Manchester United team which plays fearless football and a brand of football which is all about expressing themselves and Paul Pogba would thrive in such a situation and Ole has recognised that he can express himself only when he is freed of his defensive duties. The manager has a vision and Pogba is central to it.