Six reasons why Man United will regret giving Paul Pogba a new deal

According to multiple reports in England, midfielder Paul Pogba is set to commit his future to Manchester United and he also wants a new deal.

Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Juventus since January even though the 26-year-old World Cup winner has been injured for the most part of the season.

The new deal is set to be in the region of 400 thousand pounds which will see Pogba become the highest-paid player at the club.

However, here are some reasons why Manchester United might regret giving Pogba a new deal:

For one, Paul Pogba’s attitude is highly questionable. His brother as well as his agent Mino Raiola have been throwing jibes at the club and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. This is a needless distraction to the club and manager which they really dont need at the moment.

Why Manchester United should give Paul Pogba a new contract

Pogba is becoming injury-prone. The French World Cup winner has had three injuries between September 2019 and March this year which has put him on the sidelines for 176 days as of now.

Thirdly, there’s the Bruno Fernandes impact. Since coming in last January, United have been doing extremely well and such has been the impact of the Portuguese that he claimed the Player of the Month award for February, barely a month after getting to Old Trafford. Therefore, it might not be wise to disrupt that flow by bringing Pogba back into the mix.

Four, Pogba is a great talent, no doubt. You can’t sign a player with such humongous amount if he was not. However Pogba’s time at United has been riddled with inconsistent displays. He could be out of this world in one game and worthless in the very next. This certainly is not the stuff champions are made of.

Five, the overbearing attitude of his agent Mino Raiola consistently paints the club in bad light and this may unsettle the player and prevent him from giving his best.

Finally, it is tempting to visualise a midfield pairing of Pogba and Fernandes. It is rich in promise, giving the talent they both possessed. However, it will mean that one or two of Fred, McTominay, or Nemanja Matic who have all been outstanding in recent games will have to give way for this to work. Giving that the quartet, in Pogba’s absence, have formed an understanding which has seen the team unbeaten in 10 games, then it would be better to encourage rather than tear down the midfield just to accommodate a Pogba who might not fit in. As they say, if it is not broken, don’t fix it.

From all indications, retaining Pogba seems like more trouble than Man United can afford. So it is better to dodge a bullet and take the cash if there are suitors willing to match the asking price.

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