Before the 2019-20 season began, Paul Pogba was heavily linked with a potential transfer. However, Manchester United was unable to reach an agreement with any other club with the interest of signing the midfielder. Soon after, the transfer rumors and reports disappeared, and the season came to an abrupt halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pogba’s 2019-2020 season has been a disaster. Struggles on the pitch and injuries negatively impacted him. His injuries forced him to miss months and the recovery process was not going well for him. In January, Pogba underwent ankle surgery.
M. United resumed training late last month and Pogba has been training with the squad. Premier League play is set to resume on June 17th. M. United is set to square off against Tottenham on the road on June 19th. The squad is looking to finish in the top four in the Premier League standings. Finishing in the top four allows M. United to qualify for next season’s Champions League tournament.
Is It Better For Pogba To Stay At Old Trafford?
Pogba has missed more than 20 games with his injuries this season. It would better for him to remain with the club for at least one more season as he must redeem himself. His contract runs through May of next year, although there’s an option for one additional year. If Pogba finishes out this season strong and has a great 2020-2021 season, his transfer value will increase significantly. Playing at least one more full season at Old Trafford is Pogba’s best chance for his transfer hopes to be high. M. United is unwilling to sell for Pogba for a small price.
During Pogba’s absence, M. United acquired midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes and Pogba have yet to play alongside each other, however, they’ve been training and there’s much hype about the two midfielders leading the attack together. The club believes that a partnership between Pogba and Fernandes could lead to Pogba signing a new contract to stay at Old Trafford. Fernandes expressed his excitement to play with Pogba. The two young and talented players certainly have the potential of becoming a fine dynamic midfielder duo. Only results on the pitch will determine if it’ll work or not.
M. United has nine games left to play in the Premier League. They need to return as a fully healthy and fresh team. The club is in a crucial situation and they must win out to have a shot of qualifying for the Champions League next season. In other words, there’s no room for failure and shortcomings such as draws.
Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury in January was due to miss the rest of the season, however, he’s been declared fit and has been training with the squad. Fortunately, Pogba and Rashford were able to fully heal during the season’s suspension. The club is going to need all their key players if they’re to finish out strong. Aside from Premier League play, the club is still competing in the Europa League tournament, so they need to build as much momentum as possible and be sure to not lose any of it.