Since arriving for a substantial fee of $90m in 2016, its fair to say, Paul Pogba hasn’t lived up to expectations and has consistently created disputes for Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
While Paul Pogba has produced moments of magic in a Manchester United Shirt, the Frenchman has gained a considerable amount of media attention with rumours linking Pogba with a move to Real Madrid.
When arriving in Manchester, Pogba was the most expensive signing in the world. The Frenchman was undoubtedly a marquee signing and brought plenty of excitement amongst the Manchester United Fanbase. However after a season of disappointment, its fair to say that Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba’s relationship became rather volatile. Shortly before Jose Mourinho lost his Job at Manchester United, the 56 year old labelled Pogba as a “virus” in the Manchester United dressing room. Jose likewise mentioned that Pogba had disrespected the players and most importantly the supporters.
Many Manchester United fans still love Pogba, however its become noticeable that there is a divide of opinions on the midfielder. Manchester United supporters are frustrated at the Frenchman’s inconsistency and attitude towards the club.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived as caretaker manager, he had an instant impact on Paul Pogba. Earlier this year Pogba revealed that he wanted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the full time job at Manchester United. Nonetheless since getting the full time Job, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faced complications with Paul Pogba.
Its been no secret that Pogba wants to leave Manchester United. Paul Pogba’s brother confirmed he wants to leave the club, and is “waiting” for the Real Madrid transfer. Paul’s agent has also revealed Pogba has intentions of leaving.
There has been interest from Spanish side Real Madrid for a number of months now, the latest we’ve seen from the rumour is a bid of £27.4m and James Rodriguez. Manchester United declined the bid as it was way below their valuation. There have been reports of Real Madrid making one last push for Pogba this summer. However the Spanish giants have already spent a colossal £270m in their window.
We’ve also seen interest from Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus. Not withstanding, the Old Lady are yet to launch a bid for Paul Pogba. Furthermore we see Pogba making a return to Italy improbable.
Despite the transfer window closing for English sides in early August, teams from the rest of Europe will have until September 2nd to secure their summer signings.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Paul Pogba will remain a Manchester United player. In an interview last week the Manchester United boss said “Yeah, for me he [Pogba] is going to stay”.
Will we see Pogba make a late exit out of Manchester United, or will he have to wait another 6 months for his “dream” move?