Will Paul Pogba Sign A New Contract With Manchester United Or Leave The Club For Free In 2022?
By News Creatives Authors, in Business , at September 29, 2021
As Paul Pogba enters into his final year of contract with his boyhood club, Manchester United find themselves locked in a waiting game, unable to move forward.
Since signing in 2016, Manchester United fans have seen glimpses of the best version of Pogba, but rarely on a regular, consistent basis throughout the seasons.
The French World Cup winner has shown his prowess when it matters, but there have been times when a game is crying out for Pogba’s ability to win games, only for him to act as a passenger throughout the 90 minutes – or even worse, become a liability.
Pogba joined Manchester United at a time of clear transition: from coaches being hired and fired with a constant change of tactics and style, it clearly grated on the France international’s mind of where he was best situated to win trophies.
A Europa League win under José Mourinho in 2017 helped, but it is not the same as league titles and a Champions League medal, something he has still not achieved in his career.
There have been many flirtations with other clubs – mainly Real Madrid and Juventus – as each transfer window comes and goes, but Pogba has remained at the club, primarily because those clubs could not afford Manchester United’s price tag.
Pogba has finally seen his ambition matched in the recruitment of fellow international teammate Raphael Varane, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho this summer. The Red Devils have laid down a statement of intent to the senior players they have in the team and set themselves up for a trophy with conviction.
The central midfielder will be 29 come the start of next season and will be in a position to garner one more enormous contract that will be at the peak of his powers. It is likely that it will in fact be Manchester United who will be offering the most lucrative deal out of the top clubs in Europe.
Manchester United are, on the whole, a better team with Pogba in the side, but he has to be motivated to play well. There have been times where the Frenchman has come under criticism for his lackadaisical approach and not wanting to put his body on the line for the team.
It must be said, however, that this season, Pogba has started well and remained consistent throughout the opening matches, notching seven assists in six Premier League games.
While some disappointing results have been accrued, Pogba and Manchester United will be hoping to challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League with the squad they have assembled.
Time will tell as to whether Pogba decides to stay and end his best years at the Red Devils, but Manchester United have made it perfectly clear that they want him to stay.