Man Utd 'make tying Paul Pogba to new contract their No1 priority' with EIGHT first-team stars going into final yearJuly 7, 2020
MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made giving Paul Pogba a new deal their top priority with eight players out of contract next year.
The French World Cup winner has impressed since the restart for the Red Devils, appearing in all five games – chipping in with two assists.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, it had been believed that Pogba would leave Old Trafford in the summer with Real Madrid and Juventus keen on snapping him up.
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But a move away at the end of the season looks less likely with the vast majority of clubs having limited funds available due to the Covid-19 crisis.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, United will now look to tie the 27-year-old down to a new deal.
Of the eight players that are due to become free agents in 2021, the MEN state that Pogba's contract is their priority.
It has also been stated that United would be willing to offer Pogba more than David De Gea's £300,000-a-week deal at the Theatre of Dreams.
As well as Pogba, the likes of Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Sergio Romero and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will all become free agents next year.
Marcos Rojo, Lee Grantand Joel Pereira could also be released in 2021.
Despite Pogba impressing alongside January arrival Bruno Fernandes, former United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba has insisted the duo would only be on the bench if they were playing during his spell at the club.
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