10/09/2021; 1:23 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Paul Pogba could remain at Manchester United beyond the expiration of his current contract. The Frenchman is in the final year of his contract and is yet to renew, with doubts on his immediate future at United.
Clubs have formed a habit of making it difficult for players to leave their teams when they want to. For various reasons, a player might want out his contract. Some want out when the motivation to play for the club is no longer there or when the team's ambitions no longer match theirs. Others are just tired of being a backup and want regular playing time.
Players now refuse to renew and run their contracts to the wire. It helps them to keep the decision to leave within their grasp.
Unlike Harry Kane, whose desire to join Manchester City was unsuccessful because Levy was holding out for a record-breaking transfer fee due to the length of his contract, Paul Pogba is on easy street.
Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United after a spell at Juventus for a world record transfer of €105 million. He was supposed to light up Old Trafford, but things were not quite going to script. His toxic relationship with Jose Mourinho was the excuse for his poor form. Despite the departure of the Portuguese, he's yet to hit the heights he reached while in Turin.
Since the departure of Jose Mourinho in 2018, Manchester United have not won any titles, with their closest to winning one being the 2020/21 Europa league final that they lost to Villarreal. It came off the back of a very poor Champions League campaign.
The inability to challenge for titles might have irked Pogba, pushing him to leave his options open. According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Pogba could sign a new deal if United start winning trophies.
The Mirror reports that Pogba rebuffed a £50 million contract offer and is rather keen on ending his second 'reunion' with Manchester United.
Manchester United are desperate not to lose Pogba on a free next season. Jones thinks that Pogba won't make a decision on his future soon but believes that winning titles could motivate him to stay. He claims that the World Cup winner has no interest in renewing at Old Trafford.
It's now four seasons since Pogba won his last trophy at United. He is unlikely to renew. The arrival of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo should cover the technical deficiencies of the side and give the team a title-winning boost.