Premier League Champions Manchester United are confident Paul Pogba will remain at Old Trafford beyond this season despite strong interest from Barcelona.
Though the player’s future at Old Trafford continues to make headlines, ESPN confirmed that the Red Devils are unwilling to discuss new contract with the player until next year.
It is believed that clubs always tie down their top players by offering them new contracts, but Mourinho and his employers are not set to deploy such tactics in keeping the world cup winner.
However, the Red Devils are confident Pogba will ignore any offer from Barcelona in the coming transfer window, this is because there is a Special clause in the player’s contract with the club.
According to the same source, the 25-year-old is mandated to extend his contract with the Theater of Dreams outfits once his current contract expires by the end of the ongoing season.
This means the Frenchman is likely to remain under Mourinho’s watch until 2022, except the Portuguese gaffer wants him out of Old Trafford.
Since switching to Old Trafford in 2016, the World Cup winner has won two trophies with the team.
Despite helping the team to two trophies in his debut season at Old Trafford, the playmaker hasn’t reached the level many fans predicted prior to his move from the Scuddetto Champions.
He has started all the matches played so far this season, scoring two goals and also missed a penalty kick.