Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United remains unclear. With his agent regularly touting an exit, and the Frenchman rarely playing at his best during his time at Old Trafford, some fans had enough.
Then came the resurgence.
Pogba has been back to something resembling his best in recent weeks. Coinciding with Mino Raiola’s latest comments, the United midfielder is out to impress someone.
Be that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United fans or potential suitors, United are benefiting.
United fans aren’t daft. They know that, however well Pogba is playing for now, his future will remain unclear until he puts pen to paper on a new deal. Even then, rumours will bubble beneath the surface.
At 27, Pogba will know time is running out to seal a La Liga switch; something he has talked up in the past.
Similarly, United will know a player only tied to the club until 2022 cannot be sold for the £89m he cost back in 2016 (BBC).
A leaving gift for United
But there could be a win-win situation. Pogba helps United win their first Premier League title since 2012…then leaves as a hero.
There is a very long way to go in this most fascinating of title races. But Pogba’s match-winner against Burnley is a big step in the right direction.
The United midfielder has only scored two league goals all season. But they have both come in his last seven and he also provided a key assist against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.
In short, Pogba has helped United seal a vital six points out of six and more is to come.
Maybe even winning the league will not be enough to keep Pogba at United beyond the summer. But does that really matter?
If he leaves with a Premier League winners’ medal and United are back on their perch, no one at Old Trafford will complain.