Pogba will sign new Man Utd deal if Zinedine Zidane or Antonio Conte take charge, says Paul RobinsonOctober 28, 2021
Paul Pogba is out of contract at the end of the season (Picture: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Paul Pogba’s decision to sign a new contract depends on what happens to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That’s the view of former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who feels if the likes of Zinedine Zidane or Antonio Conte took charge the French midfielder would extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Pogba’s current deal expires at the end of the season and so far there has been no indication he will sign a new contract.
The 28-year-old will be free to discuss moving abroad in January, with the likes of Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid all linked, or alternatively run down his contract and leave on a free in the summer.
Pogba was left on the bench for United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday before coming on in the second half only to be sent off after just 15 minutes.
The defeat puts further pressure on Solskjaer and despite retaining the support from the board at present, that could soon change if results don’t improve.Could the lure of working under Zinedine Zidane persuade Paul Pogba to stay? (Picture: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
The likes of free agents Zidane and Conte are linked with taking charge should United wield the axe on Solskjaer and Robinson believes appointing either of those two could convince Pogba to stay in Manchester.
‘I can’t see him being a the club much longer given his contract situation,’ the former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider.Antonio Conte has been linked with the Manchester United job (Picture: Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images)
‘He can sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January. Let’s be honest, if he was going to stay he would have signed a new deal by now.
‘The only thing that would keep Pogba at Man United would be the arrival of a world-class manager. We are talking about someone like an Antonio Conte or a Zinedine Zidane.
‘United would need a manager in the bracket of [Jurgen] Klopp, [Pep] Guardiola and [Thomas] Tuchel. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not in that bracket