REVEALED: Full details of Paul Pogba’s contract showdown that could end his Man United career, including how he offered to sign in 2019 but was turned down, and suspicions about who wants him out.
- Paul Pogba only has eight months left on his current contract with Manchester United
- He approached the club in the summer of 2019 to sign a new contract at Old Trafford
- However, the club chose to activate a 12-month extension within its agreement.
- Pogba turned down the club’s contract offer this summer, seeking better conditions
- The midfielder is still open to signing a new contract, despite rejecting the first offer.
Manchester United declined the possibility of signing Paul Pogba to a new contract in the summer of 2019 after the midfielder approached the club personally.
Sportsmail Today you can reveal Pogba’s account of the contract deadlock that threatens his long-term future at Old Trafford.
The prospect of the France international leaving United for nothing next summer looms as a viable possibility as he enters the final eight months of his contract and it can be revealed that there is irritation within the midfielder’s field over the growing narrative that is controlling the club. to rescue.
Paul Pogba approached Man United 18 months ago to sign a new deal, but was turned down
Pogba only has eight months left on his current contract and could leave for free next summer
Now he and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) could part ways at the end of the season.
There have been claims that Pogba always intended to secure a lucrative transfer of Bosman out of Old Trafford, but the player’s inner circle has vigorously refuted those claims, insisting that the midfielder never wanted to become a free agent.
In fact, he remains open to signing an extension, and Pogba is said to be suspicious of the origin of the claims that he has already decided to leave.
Pogba has faced criticism for his decision not to compromise his future with the club in recent weeks. His commitment has been questioned, but he did his best to refute claims that he ignored head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the loss to Liverpool in a social media post that was later endorsed by the club last week.
Similarly, on the field, Pogba remains the Premier League’s main provider of assistance this season with seven, ahead of Mohamed Salah and Gabriel Jesus, despite the feeling that he has not been used in his midfield position. preferred central.
But speaking after the 5-0 loss to Liverpool late last month, in a game that Pogba was sent off shortly after entering as a substitute at halftime, United legend Paul Scholes said: ‘With all the commotion , not signing his contract, almost holding the club to ask for a ransom, and then he goes in and does something like that. ‘
Executive Vice President Ed Woodward (right) failed to tie Pogba to a new contract
However, claims that Pogba is using the fact that he has the contractual advantage over United to his advantage has led to frustration within the player’s field.
His account of how there has come to be so much uncertainty about Pogba’s future is at odds with what the player’s team feels is being played out publicly.
Sources have indicated that Pogba let United bosses know that he would be open to signing a new contract in 2019.
Several of the best clubs in Europe were courting Pogba, who the previous summer was one of the tournament’s players when he led France to World Cup glory, at the time.
However, the former Juventus star chose to ignore the rival’s interest and made signing a new contract at Old Trafford a priority.
Pogba’s outspoken agent, Mino Raiola, would be part of any negotiation on an extension.
The scenario would have avoided the situation United is in at the moment; losing Pogba, who cost a world record fee of £ 89.3 million in 2016, in a free transfer before next season.
The club, however, decided not to offer him a new deal and instead chose to activate a 12-month option on his existing contract in 2020.
Since then, United has made a formal extension offer to Pogba, which was made earlier this summer.
The midfielder informed the club that he did not wish to sign that specific agreement and is waiting for United to make another offer. So far, the club has yet to come back with a second offer.
As a result, there is confusion as to why Pogba is being painted as the antagonist given that the club has thus far made a formal offer.
United’s No.6 turned down the offer of a new contract this summer as he seeks better terms.