Paul Pogba’s future has been the uncertain axe that has been looming over Manchester United this transfer window. The French midfielder had the best season of his career last campaign, at least in terms of numbers, but the experiences that dotted the year make it seem the exact opposite.
The World-Cup winner came under heavy criticism from United supporters towards the end of the window where his shortcomings were pegged with the general failure of the side to obtain a top-four finish.
As of such, speculations have been rife with regard to his potential departure with Real Madrid, in particular, having emerged as the most likely suitors.
However, a claim from Marca may have established a firm end to the saga altogether. The report states that the Glazers have put their foot down and firmly stated that Paul Pogba is not for sale in any capacity this summer.
It adds that the player is essential to the club’s brand value and that Mino Raiola has been informed that the Red Devils won’t be negotiating a sale.
All isn’t well with the player and the club, however. The report adds that Pogba is still keen on departing Old Trafford this summer and on functioning under Zinedine Zidane.
Moreover, he is said to be pushing strongly for an exit, particularly since he is clearly welcome at Real Madrid. While Florentino Perez would like to appease the interest of Zidane, it appears that he too is aware of the ‘no sale’ stance of the higher-ups at Old Trafford.
The look of the present affair certainly indicates that despite the alleged insistence of the Glazers, Pogba’s personal desires to move away may interfere in this saga.
The trends have shown that the stubbornness displayed by individuals often trumps the crafty maneuvers employed by clubs, as shown clearly by Neymar and Philippe Coutinho over the past few seasons.