In shocking news on Friday night, Manchester United announced that Paul Pogba will be their property until 2022.
The Old Trafford club on Friday evening declared that they have triggered Paul Pogba’s one-year extension. The World Cup winner is now indebted to them till 2022, squashing any thoughts of him leaving on a free next summer.
Confusingly enough, this comes almost immediately after the player spoke of his “dream”. What’s that dream? The dream to one day be named a Galáctico. Man United’s camp is really throwing shade all over the show with reports and press conferences giving us conflicted ideas of what to expect come winter or next year summer when the transfer windows are open.
Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension clause in Paul Pogba’s contract, tying the midfielder to the club until June 2022.
Pogba’s Old Trafford contract was due to expire next summer but United, as widely expected, have exercised their option to extend the deal by a further year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems sure
Ole has always sounded sure while trying to reassure all of United. But the player has always cast doubt into everyone’s head, making it known he will be in the Spanish capital sooner rather than later as he dreams about it every night almost.
The manager has always stated he is a Red Devil from now until his contract expires. The one thing the manager cannot stand firm on is if he is asked, is the midfielder happy at the club.
Paul’s our player, he’s going to be here for another two years and I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul. (Via: Sky Sports)
United smart to act fast
We can all agree that the club has been poor in both buying new players and selling deadwood. The latter affected the former this summer and has seen get them left with players who don’t really fit the identity of the club and are not producing the numbers needed on the field.
In Pogba’s situation, he’s a player that is present but not willingly, all while his heart lies somewhere else. Yes, we could entertain the speech that most of what we hear are rumours but, that was before he openly expressed his feelings to maybe one day be there.
Man United now hold some sort of leverage in whatever happens to Paul at Old Trafford. A sale looks like the best option for all parties involved. His performance for his club is at an all-time low while he looks almost world-class at international level.
The results on the pitch show what will happen if you keep an unhappy player at the club (yes, the whole squad is below par and are to blame for recent results but he hasn’t been playing to the value of his transfer).