Paul Pogba theory raised about Man Utd star’s stance on future before coronavirus pandemic

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s future is up in the air amid links to Real Madrid and Juventus. The Frenchman has only made eight appearances for the Red Devils this season.

Pogba underwent ankle surgery in January and it was thought he may never play for United again.

The Premier League season has since been postponed because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

There are talks ongoing with the government to continue the campaign behind closed doors from June and Solskjaer has admitted Pogba is part of his plans.

However, former United defender Mikael Silvestre, who left the club shortly before Pogba’s first spell at Old Trafford in 2009, has revealed what the 27-year-old was like prior to the suspension of matches.

“We have to wait and see but it doesn’t look like his head is at United anymore,” Silvestre said on the Talk of the Devils podcast.

“I saw him before the lockdown and he looked happy, everyone is behaving like normal with him.

“He is part of United so if he was to stay there it wouldn’t be an issue, I just hope we see the best out of him.

“He should be at his peak right now with his age and his experience with United and France. It would be nice to see him in midfield with Bruno Fernandes.”

Solskjaer publicly claims he wants to keep Pogba to partner him with new signing Bruno Fernandes.


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“Paul and Marcus [Rashford] have been out, now we’ve still got games left, and I think everyone in the league will start more or less on the same level,” the Norwegian told Sky Sports.

“Maybe they’ve got more motivation to keep going now, as they can see when they’re back they may be on the same level or even a better level physically.

“In a way, they have got an opportunity here to play a bigger part in this season than they had hoped. And they are big players for us, some of the most important players.

“I’ve always been impressed with the players when we’ve had breaks. When we came back from pre-season they were really focused.

“We’ve had the mid-season break now, we did a few things tactically in Marbella in that week and they came back focused.

“We can kick on, I’m sure we can get a good start and climb up that table if we keep doing the right thing. Even with the FA Cup and Europa League, if that does go ahead, we’ve got good chances there.”

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