Man Utd left Paul Pogba ‘unimpressed’ after contract decision in summer

Paul Pogba is angry with Manchester United's decision to extend his contract, it's been claimed.

Last month, United exercised a clause in the Frenchman's deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford by a further 12 months.

Had the Red Devils not extended the 27-year-old's stay, he would've been able to leave the club on a free transfer next summer – with negotiations with suitors being permitted from January.

And according to reports, the France international is unhappy with the extension of his stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Metro claim Pogba and his representatives expected to hold talks with United over a new contract before they extended his current deal.

At this moment in time, it's unclear what United's long-term plans for Pogba are.

On the face of it, it appears they extended his contract in order to avoid letting him leave the northwest on a free transfer.

Offering the World Cup winner a new deal would significantly increase his asking price and could ward off potential suitors.

Premier League's most expensive kit deals

  1. Manchester United (Adidas) – £75m-a-season
  2. Liverpool (Nike) – £70m-a-season*
  3. Manchester City (Puma) – £65m-a-season
  4. Chelsea (Nike) – £60m-a-season
  5. Arsenal (Adidas) – £50m-a-season
  6. Tottenham (Nike) – £30m-a-season

*If bonuses are met

Pogba – who returned to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 – revealed his desire to leave the club last summer.

A move away from the Premier League big boys, however, never materialised, despite interest from his former employers Juventus and Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Pogba has divided opinion among the Old Trafford faithful in recent years, with many wondering why he can't replicate his international form for his club.

Former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand understands fans' frustrations with the hot-and-cold midfielder but insists the club should do everything in their power to retain his services.

“I’ve seen a lot of people, a lot of fans, a lot of pundits say they have to get rid of him if they want to improve," Ferdinand told BT Sport in July,

“Man United have not seen the best of Paul Pogba. We’re beginning to see it now. It’s fashionable.

“What I’m saying is now they’re beginning to see what he’s about, potentially what he could’ve been when they signed him. Now they’re going to start seeing that.

“Why sell him now? If you’re going to replace him – who? Who’s actually better than him and gettable in the world right now? It’s nigh-on impossible. Keep him.

“He’s on a good run of form right now, it’s only a few games, yes.”

Pogba and his Manchester United team-mates will be back in action this afternoon, locking horns with Everton at Goodison Park.

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