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Manchester United: Red Devils expected to trigger Paul Pogba’s contract renewal

Manchester United: Red Devils expected to trigger Paul Pogba’s contract renewal - Manchester United News

Manchester United have pinned all their hopes on Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba forming a partnership to keep the Frenchman at Old Trafford, via The Daily Mail

The Red Devils duo still haven’t played together as Fernandes’ arrival in January coincided with Pogba’s long-term injury. However, the French World Cup winner has made a full recovery and is excited to link up with the Portuguese maestro.

It is fair to say that Fernandes has been a revelation since he moved to Old Trafford for £47m from Sporting Lisbon, a sum which eventually reached £68m. Indeed, he has scored two goals and created three assists in only five games in the Premier League so far, while averaging 3.8 shots per game in the division.

According to The Mail, Pogba believes that the Portugal midfielder’s presence has made a massive difference to the team.

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

The 27-year-old has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams in recent months, with Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus and Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid registering their interest in the midfielder. Although he has only managed 521 minutes of Premier League action this season, he has still averaged 2.3 key passes per game (via WhoScored).

Pogba’s existing deal is set to expire next season, although United are expected to trigger a contract renewal. The club value the French international at a staggering £150m.

At the moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently fifth in the table, three points away from a place in the top four.

Solskjaer has previously complained about a lack of creativity in the midfield options and if Pogba and Fernandes can flourish alongside each other, the Red Devils may be able to mount a successful challenge for Champions League football.

United fans, are you looking forward to seeing Pogba and Fernandes play together? Let us know by commenting below!


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