Pogba Set to Sign New Man Utd Contract
Having been something of an outcast under former boss Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba is now reportedly on the brink of signing a new contract with Manchester United. With the World Cup winner having been linked with a return to former club Juventus over recent months, such news will be music to the ears of fans at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman having shown his class under the guidance of interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba is now at odds of 1/25 with bookmaker Paddy Power to remain at Old Trafford during the January transfer window, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona now having to put their interest on hold. The 25-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal, with a new long-term contract worth up to £290,000 a week set to be on the table.
Struggles Under Mourinho Now Long Gone
Pogba was left out by Mourinho on numerous occasions, having also had the captaincy stripped by the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss back in September. However, Pogba has 5 goals in his last seven games following the arrival of Solskjaer, with the Frenchman having stated that he “plays better when the is happy”.
The midfielder provided an excellent assist for Marcus Rashford in their narrow win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley a matter of weeks ago, before scoring from the penalty spot in their recent win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Such form has helped United move to within just three points of a place in the Premier League’s top four, with bookmaker Ladbrokes offering odds of 6/4 for the Red Devils to secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League come the end of the campaign.
Highest Earners at Old Trafford
Any new contract for Pogba would still leave him significantly behind leading earner Alexis Sanchez, who is believed to be on as much as £500,000 a week following his move from Arsenal one year ago. The Chilean international has failed to live up to expectations at United so far, with the likes of Pogba and goalkeeper David De Gea believed to be after better deals as a result of Sanchez’s earnings. In fact, Sanchez is backed at odds of just 3/1 to move to French giants PSG during the January transfer window, with the winger having not impressed under either Mourinho or Solskjaer.