Paul Pogba: French midfielder might be at Man Utd subsequent season, says Jose Mourinho
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he has “a sense” Paul Pogba will nonetheless be at Outdated Trafford subsequent season.
French midfielder Pogba, 25, had been linked with a transfer away from the Premier League this season having fallen out of favour at United.
Mourinho additionally stated there have been gamers in his squad who’re less than United requirements, however who he accepted wouldn’t be leaving the membership.
“I believe he’ll be right here subsequent season,” Mourinho stated of Pogba.
“That is my feeling.”
Pogba – who joined United for a then-world report £89m in August 2016 – has scored six objectives in 25 Premier League appearances this season, yet one more than his tally from the 2016-17 marketing campaign.
However he has been disregarded of Mourinho’s beginning line-up for a number of key fixtures this season, together with each legs of United’s Champions League last-16 defeat by Sevilla.
“I can provide the assure that I do not need him to go away, that the membership would not need to promote him, and I can provide the assure that we have no method from him or his agent or from any membership,” Mourinho added.
“On this second, for me, he is staying, sure.”
‘I belief some greater than others’
With two video games remaining of the Premier League season, United are second, 20 factors adrift of champions and neighbours Manchester Metropolis.
Mourinho says his gamers must be “extra constant” on the pitch, including he wished to see “extra high quality” on the membership subsequent season if they’re to slender the deficit.
“I belief some greater than others that may bridge that hole. A number of the gamers I’m completely satisfied are going to make it, some others I’ve good hopes that they’re going to make it, and a few others I do not imagine they will make it,” he stated.
“Until there’s a excellent squad, the place when you purchase one goalkeeper you do not like, you purchase one other one. You purchase a central defender you do not like, you purchase one other one. Until you are able to do that, you must maintain gamers you do not love – after I say love, I say it ‘footballistically’ – and gamers you do not completely imagine have the extent of the squad.
“Should you go to the Premier League managers, I do not say each one, however I say the vast majority of them will inform you a similar. In my squad, I’ve some gamers the place I wish to have higher than what I’ve. That is fundamental.”