Man United ask Paul Pogba to postpone decision on future until new manager appointed
Manchester United have asked fugitive players, including Paul Pogba, to delay decisions on their future until the club has chosen a new manager, sources have told ESPN.
United hope their managerial choice will convince Pogba to extend his contract at Old Trafford rather than leave for free this summer.
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Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek, who both left on loan during the January transfer window, have also been told by director of football John Murtough to wait for a new manager to be appointed before deciding where they want to play the game. next season.
Sources have told ESPN that Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are on a five-person shortlist for the job. Acting boss Ralf Rangnick also isn’t ruling out the possibility that he could stay in the role for another year.
Pogba has so far refused to sign an extension and, unless new terms are agreed, he will be a free agent on June 30.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have all shown interest, but sources have told ESPN the French midfielder, who also has an offer on the table from United, has not taken decision regarding his next club.
Martial and Van de Beek, who joined Sevilla and Everton respectively, are set to return to Old Trafford when their temporary deals end this summer. The pair remain open-minded about their future at United and sources have told ESPN they have been advised to wait and see if they are part of the new manager’s plans.
Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly remained unchanged in January but want to play first-team football more regularly. United’s board blocked Jesse Lingard’s proposed move to Newcastle on deadline day despite Rangnick’s blessing and the England midfielder is set to leave on a free transfer this summer.
Meanwhile, United have announced that 18-year-old academy striker Dillon Hoogewerf has joined Borussia Mönchengladbach on a permanent transfer. Sources have told ESPN that United have agreed an undisclosed fee for the Dutch youngster which includes a sell clause.