Manchester United could pull of contract negotiations with Paul Pogba after his horror-show against Liverpool last weekend, reckons Frank McAvennie.

Speaking to Football Insider, former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie has claimed that he does not see Manchester United shelling out big wages to tie midfielder Paul Pogba to a new contract.

The Frenchman has entered the final year of his deal at Old Trafford and is yet to show any indication that he wants to pen an extension with the Red Devils. Speculations over his future have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. Teams like Real Madrid, PSG are interested in securing his signing on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, recently claimed that there had been no new development with regard to the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner’s contract.

Former West Ham striker McAvennie has lashed out at the 28-year-old, insisting that he is a problem figure at Manchester United. The ex-Premier League forward pointed at his performance in the game against Liverpool last weekend as an example to cite the issues that Pogba brings after the midfielder was sent off for a rash challenge on Naby Keita.

Will Pogba sign a new contract with Manchester United? (Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)

Will Pogba sign a new contract with Manchester United? (Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)

McAvennie further added that Manchester United could now decide to halt contract talks with the former Juventus star as a result. “I think Pogba’s the problem. He thinks he’s the centre of the universe. That red card was absolutely shocking. You don’t go into a challenge like that, I don’t care who you are,” he said.

“I’m happy to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don’t think he was trying to hurt Keita. But at a point that becomes irrelevant, it was absolutely shocking. That gave his side an even harder task against probably the best team in England right now.

“So often he goes missing or doesn’t turn up. Aren’t Man Utd meant to be paying him some huge new contract? I can’t see that happening. From what I can see the fans are raging.”

Pogba missed Manchester United’s game against Tottenham due to the suspension resulting from his red card against Liverpool. While the midfielder has the most assists for the Red Devils this term, the team showed that they can perform well without him, beating Spurs 3-0. It will be interesting to see whether the 20-time English champions offer him a new deal or lose him for free again.

2 Responses to “Manchester United tipped to end Paul Pogba contract talks by Frank McAvennie”

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  1. Richard says:

    I agree with Frank’s summary of Pogba, and would add that he sulks when things aren’t going for him. It is true, he doesn’t always show up like he does for France – that is perfectly understandable at national level, but his heart isn’t with his club.
    He is a talented player alright, and for the loyalty, belief and respect the club has shown him he should be taking that team by the scruff of the neck week after week and driving them forward – but he doesn’t; he’s no Roy Keane.
    Pogba clearly doesn’t intend to sign a new contract and It’s time to cut the dead wood out of United; so let him go.

  2. Andrew says:

    We don’t need pogba, should never have brought him back after leaving on a free, I say let him go in January and move on

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