Manchester United gave Marcelo Bielsa another valuable lesson at Old Trafford on Saturday night when the Red Devils ran rampant in front of boisterous support to the rhythm of a 5-1 win by the Whites, with Paul Pogba in the center of the action at a record level.
Bruno Fernandes was back on the whole goal thing to start the season emphatically for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men, notching a hat-trick in 60 minutes, while Mason Greenwood and Fred added other body shots that saw Leeds double the score. tail and run backwards. to Elland Road in a performance that did them no favors.
But Fernandes’ trio of goals was not the most impressive feat of the night. Instead of, Pogba stole the show with an effort of four assists that allowed him to rise among the esteemed company.
Before even registering his fourth assist of the afternoon, the fickle French international became the eighth United player to rack up three assists in a Premier League game, with Antonio Valencia being the most recent to achieve the same in December 2011.
That performance could end up being Pogba’s all-time greatest performance in the famous red uniform, however, with a recent update on his contract status via BBC Sports Simon Stone on claims that there are now only two paths that lead. the midfielder can take. regarding his second stage at the club.
Negotiations will therefore continue on Paul Pogba’s future, with the long-accepted options narrowed to two. Either Pogba leaves next summer as a free agent or signs a lucrative extension and stays with Manchester United. (@ systoney67) #MUFC
– United Update (@UnitedsUpdate) August 14, 2021
Stone was quoted by United Update as stating that negotiations on his contract status ultimately closed all but two avenues; a lucrative extension or Pogba’s departure as a free agent at the end of the season.
Potentially losing a player of Pogba’s caliber and influence in a free game seems to be the way of things in soccer right now, with players like the forced exile of Lionel Messi from the Camp Nou and Sergio Ramos jetting off to the French capital. as other prime examples.
If Pogba does not extend and decides to walk at the end of the period, the club’s long-term approach to winning the Premier League again will be hit and the tough task of trying to replace a player in Paul Pogba who – in his day – certainly it is anything but replaceable.
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