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​Ince claims Man Utd big money offer for Pogba 'sign of desperation'

Manchester United's big-money contract offer to midfielder Paul Pogba shows they are desperate.

That is the opinion of former midfielder Paul Ince, who also played for Liverpool.

According to the Daily Mail, United are offering Pogba a raise on his £290,000-a-week wages, with his contract expiring in the summer.

Ince believes that Pogba, who has flirted with the likes of Juventus, Paris-Saint Germain, and Real Madrid in recent months, does not merit a pay raise given he is not even a guaranteed starter at United.

"That's a sign of desperation from Manchester United in offering that contract," Ince told The United Stand.

"Obviously, they're trying to persuade him to sign this deal. It's a lot of money for someone who has been in and out of the side.

"He was on the bench two weeks ago against Everton and then all of a sudden you're saying: "Here's £400k-a-week!"

"Ultimately, if you're paying that type of money for a player, he has to play every game and we're not seeing Paul Pogba play every game.

"Where is his ideal position? Where does Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] see him playing week in, week out? We know where Bruno Fernandes plays, that's easy enough. But where does Paul Pogba play?

"Does he play in holding midfield like he did against Wolves? Is he going to play him on the left-hand side? Is he going to put him on the bench? There's too much confusion with where Pogba's best position is.

"He was more advanced at the start of the season and his assists record has been fantastic this season. He was unbelievable against Southampton.

"But I'm looking at this and thinking, "What makes you offer Paul Pogba £400k-a-week at this precise moment?".

"He's not pulling up trees and his performances have been on and off."


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