Pogba To Play For Money
Man U have opened the exit doors for the Frenchman.
Manchester United are allowing Paul Pogba to put himself up for sale in the shop window.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick says he plans to bring Pogba back in to his squad once he's fully fit, adding he'll be motivated to play hard for a new deal elsewhere.
This comes after reports emerged that the French midfielder has told backroom staff he wants a move to Real Madrid in the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain have also reportedly started talks about a summer switch for the 28-year-old, who returned to training on Monday for the first time since getting a thigh injury in November and jetting off to Dubai.
His agent Mino Raiola has also said his client wants a new challenge and will be keen to act upon his ability to negotiate with foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement this month.
Rangnick hopes to have Pogba back for the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough in early February and was impressed by his "extraordinary" first training session.
Asked if there was any point playing Pogba given his United contract expiring and the club are looking to the future, Rangnick said: "Yes, of course. I also played Nemanja Matic now in the last games and his contract is also expiring. By the way, my contract as a manager is also expiring in the summer. So, for us, we have the same goal, we have the same ambition to be as successful as we can possibly be in the next three or four months."
"He wants to show the fans of Manchester United, the board, the whole world what kind of player he can be, and even if it's for only showing up for a new contract elsewhere, I mean, he will be highly motivated to do that. Why should I then not play him?"
Pogba arrived at Man U for a second time in 2016 after the Red Devils shelled out a club record £89million to take him away from Juventus.
He had already had a spell in Manchester as a youngster before leaving for Italy in 2012.