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Paul Pogba set to stay at Manchester United

The French international is stuck

Manchester United Training Session
Pogba back in training with United.
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba looks likely to stay at the club for the next season at least, according to a report in the Sun.

The paper claims that the 27-year-old French international is back in full training with the rest of his teammates after recovering from his ankle injury, and there is every sign that he has fully recovered from the surgery that might have otherwise have kept him out for the rest of the season ahead of the now-postponed Euro 2020 tournament.

Pogba wanted to move to either Juventus or Real Madrid, but the chances of such a move have put paid to his chances, at least for now. His wages are likely to rule him out of a move to Juventus, who have been hit hard by the coronavirus in Italy. Real Madrid, too, are less likely to give the go-ahead to a huge transfer despite Zinedine Zidane being keen on the midfielder, and there is also no guarantee over the future of their French coach after a disappointing season so far.

The player has had an underwhelming spell at United since his return from Juventus, and he has just a year fixed left on his contract. However, United have an option to extend that for another season, which they almost certainly will to preserve his resale value should a move eventually materialise.

Given the problems facing all clubs at the moment in terms of finances, and given Pogba’s relatively poor showing for United over the past few seasons, he may not get the move he wants, at the salary he wants, which may mean that he and his current club come to an agreement that results in a new contract for the player, to ensure United do not lose out in the transfer market and so that the player continues to earn a high salary.