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Paul Pogba could still stay and sign a new deal with Manchester United if Ralf Rangnick also secures a permanent contract, according to a report.
The future of French midfielder Pogba has seemed like a formality for some time. While United have been sitting at the negotiating table for a considerable period of time, nothing concrete has come out of these discussions.
What’s more, with only six months left of his current contract, he has been free to talk to overseas clubs.
interim manager Rannick confirmed earlier this month that he is happy that Pogba is back on the squad after an injury, “even if it’s just to show enough for a new contract elsewhere”.
And Real Madrid is reportedly the 28-year-old’s ideal summer switch as he approaches free action.
According to the latest report from The sun, however, Pogba has been inspired by Rangnick. As such, he is open to signing a new deal at Old Trafford if the German does.
The pair have held a ‘number of talks’ and the midfielder is ready to make a shocking U-turn if he can continue working with the manager.
Rangnick’s plan for the club’s future and Pogba’s role have convinced the player. The coach has also assured the midfielder that he can build a team around him if he gets the job on a permanent basis.
As a result, The sun speculates that Rangnick is laying the groundwork to find Pogba’s best form – something former managers Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjær could not do at Man Utd.
The current boss also believes Pogba could be a ‘galvanizing force’ for his teammates behind the scenes.
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Pogba has not played since November due to injury, but is returning.
In fact, he was able to return to the team against Burnley in United’s first Premier League match after the mid-season break.
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The French star with 89 international appearances has generally found his best form on the international stage.
Pogba played a major role throughout the 2018 World Cup, including in the final, when France beat Croatia 4-2.
While playing for his country, he works with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Talking to talkSPORTexpert Darren Bent subsequently shot the idea that the Blues got him up as a free agent in the summer.
“When Pogba plays alongside Kante, he looks like a completely different player,” Bent said. “If they [Chelsea] should sign him … Wow!
Pogba had had a fantastic start to the season for Man Utd before his injury, with seven assists in the first four Premier League matches.