KEY POINTS

  • Paul Pogba has a ton of decisions to make this summer
  • Manchester United wants to keep him, but PSG seeks to sign him
  • His teammate Rashford urges him to sign an extension

Manchester United has enjoyed a particularly solid transfer window as the club has upgraded its defense and attacking corps with the key signings of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

However, the Red Devils have since been looking to keep their midfielder group together as reports have emerged throughout the summer that Paul Pogba is prepared to leave the team altogether.

It was reported that he has been linked to a potential transfer to Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but an official deal has yet to be announced.

Manchester United has been adamant in its desire to keep him at Old Trafford, but its top brass has yet to convince Pogba to sign an extension.

Add Red Devils star Marcus Rashford to the list of teammates and personnel urging him to stay in England.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on February 21, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo: Getty Images/Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA

“Rashford and several others have been doing everything to convince Pogba to stay. They believe the team would lose a key man if he goes as he’s seen as a genuine world-class talent among the squad,” said the report made by The Sun.

The new hope now is that the arrival of Pogba’s international teammate Varane to Old Trafford will help in keeping Pogba.

PSG is still in the lead for his signature, but Manchester United has no plans of letting him go that easily as the Red Devils are not looking to entertain bids below the £89 million ($123.6 million) fee they paid for him five years ago.

However, Manchester United is not yet done this transfer window as the team is also trying to sign Atletico Madrid fullback Kieran Trippier and a top-level defensive midfielder, according to sources.

The club feels like they are closer than ever to compete for the English Premier League title as they finished in second place with 74 points last season, 12 points behind eternal rival Manchester City.

Whether they keep Pogba or not, Manchester United has a ton of decisions to make moving forward. 

Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to evaluate which of his team’s talents are going to be kept for the future.