U-turn Over Manchester United

Paul Pogba has been impressed by Manchester United’s recruitment over the summer and is now more open to signing a contract extension.

Talks will continue between Pogba’s representatives and United over his future, with the France international inside the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

It is understood that while no decision has been made, the 28-year-old is coming around to the idea of extending his stay in Manchester after seeing the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.

Ronaldo’s homecoming in Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle saw the Old Trafford crowd at fever pitch, with Pogba assisting twice to take his tally to seven for the season in just four matches.

United are unbeaten after four games this season – winning three of those – and sit top of the Premier League table.

Pogba continues to have a fantastic relationship with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the rest of the coaching staff and players. He loves the club but wants to make the right decision for him and his family.

It is clear that he is more open to committing to United compared to nine months ago when his agent, Mino Raiola, claimed it would be best if he left the club.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are among a number of clubs who are interested in signing Pogba on a pre-contract agreement in January.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo stole most of the headlines in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle United, it was Paul Pogba’s understated performance that was arguably just as impressive.

U-turn Over Manchester United

The Frenchman provided assists for Manchester United’s third and fourth goals, setting up Bruno Fernandes and then Jesse Lingard after Ronaldo ’s opening brace.

This added to his five already-accumulated assists across United’s opening three Premier League matches, taking him to a standout total of seven for the campaign.