Manchester United are planning to offer Paul Pogba a new long-term contract, according to the Evening Standard.
According to the publication, the French midfielder knew way back in June that he wouldn’t be leaving Old Trafford due to the steep demands from the Red Devils.
However, that did little to stop the midfielder going in front of the cameras in Japan and make clear his feelings of wanting a ‘new challenge’.
Keeping Pogba will be a huge plus for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has suffered something of a poor start at Old Trafford this season. After a 4-0 thumping of Chelsea in the opening games, the club have scored just three goals in their last three games (via Manchester United).
The 26-year-old showed last season just how crucial he was to the team, as he led the club in as many as nine attacking categories (via Squawka). When considering the options in attack, which featured the likes of Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, it makes the feat all the more impressive.
Pogba has carried his form from last campaign into the new Premier League season, creating the most goals and playing the most key passes of the players to have featured in all the games so far (via WhoScored).
After seeing the likes of Sanchez and Lukaku leave for Italy, retaining Pogba was probably one of the best bits of business the club did this summer. The France international’s influence on this team is clear for all to see, and keeping him will only allow the team to progress this season, especially after a slow start.
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