Manchester United have sorely missed the services of Paul Pogba. The French midfielder was an instrumental player in much of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s initial success at Old Trafford and now his injury-prone nature is a subject of much contention.
The foot-injury that the former Juventus player is presently recovering from was expected to keep him out of action until the end of the year.
However, now the player may have an intriguing reason for staying away from gametime.
Spanish outlet Cope alleges that that Paul Pogba is yet again pushing for a move to Real Madrid, this time in January. The report adds that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be mulling over the proposal, for a fee of €150 million.
Further, it appears that the 26-year-old himself is not too keen on returning to Old Trafford to play games as he fears that the action on the pitch could further aggravate his foot issues. The report specifically cites an Old Trafford source to have stated that Pogba has already recovered from his initial injury.
It has now been close to two months since the United academy graduate functioned for Solskjaer and company. The damage has been evident as the lack of a capable central attacking midfielder has often put their pacey frontline and deft build-up play in vain.
Ever since the proposed summer move to Real Madrid was rejected by the higher-ups at Old Trafford on the account that the World Cup winner was simply too valuable for the side, it did appear that the last was not heard from this saga.
As the January window looms closer and closer, the Norwegian will have to make some big decisions, if he is even entrusted with the job until then, that is.
Will Pogba return to Old Trafford as a player or will a European giant swoop him before that?