Paul Pogba: Frenchman is ‘a league above most Premier League players’, says ex-midfielder Lee Sharpe
Paul Pogba is ‘a league above most players in the Premier League,’ says ex-midfielder Lee Sharpe as he pushes Man United to offer the ‘great’ Frenchman a new contract, with his deal ending next summer.
- Lee Sharpe has sung the praises of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
- The former United star called him ‘a league above most Premier League players’
- He thinks the club should do everything it can to agree new conditions
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is ‘a league above most players in the Premier League and deserves a new contract with the club,’ said former player Lee Sharpe.
The Frenchman’s deal at Old Trafford expires next summer and he has been linked with a five-year exit after returning from Juventus for £ 89 million in 2016.
But this season, Pogba has shown signs that the player has paid United a club record fee, with some inspired recent screenings in the middle of the park for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Paul Pogba is ‘a league above most Premier League players’, says ex-United star Lee Sharpe
The former midfielder urged the club to bind the ‘great’ Frenchman to a new contract
His return to form has led to the suggestion that he could tie his future to United after putting his injury woes behind him, and Sharpe – who played more than 250 times for the Red Devils between 1988 and 1996 – thinks United make every effort to agree to it. new conditions.
‘I think if he doesn’t want to sign and his head is turned to go elsewhere, I would sell him at the beginning of the summer, so I have all summer to find a replacement and be another world beater. but for me I would try to keep him at the club. ‘
The former midfielder admitted he was a huge fan of the World Cup winner and feels he is in a different league from his Premier League rivals.
Pogba finally looks like the star paid United £ 89 million in 2016, but his deal will expire next summer
‘I’m a bit of a Paul Pogba fan if I’m honest,’ he added. ‘I love him, love to watch him. I think he is in a league above most players in the Premier League when he is playing.
‘If we can keep him fit and fit and give him a chance on the team, I think he’s going to win games for you. Defensively I know sometimes he falls a bit short, but I think sometimes the best players who go forward and create for you defensively aren’t great.
So I think you have to put players around them to protect yourself from that. But in the future he’s the type of player who gets into situations, puts defense on the offensive, gets past people, we’ve seen he can score and create goals, a great player. ‘
Pogba has provided four assists in his last five appearances for United in a season of 35 appearances – after overcoming a series of fitness challenges.
The Frenchman appears satisfied at Old Trafford and insists that he will have talks about his future
In total, he played 192 times during his second stint at Old Trafford and won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first season in 2017.
He has been heavily criticized by pundits and fans for underperformance claims, and Agent Mino Raiola has fueled the fire by repeatedly suggesting his future is outside the club.
With his deal expiring in 2022, a return to Juventus has been mooted, while Real Madrid are well-known admirers – but Pogba suggested in January that he was happy with how United were doing.
“I have a contract, I am here, I am having a good time,” he said BT Sport. ‘Everyone knows I have another year, I’m going to talk to the club, see what’s going on.
Is this the best Pogba for Man Utd? I hope not! I hope I can do even better. ‘