Pogba ‘Wants Same Wage’ As Sanchez
Paul Pogba is to ‘demand a sharp increase on his wage’ at Manchester United as the midfielder wants to match Alexis Sanchez’s £450,000-a-week deal.
The Frenchman’s agent, Mino Raiola, will advise the midfielder that his current £200,000-a-week contract does not reflect his worth at Old Trafford, according to The Mirror.
Pogba has three years left to run on the contract he signed in 2016 having re-joined the club from Juventus in a record £89m deal at the time.
Pogba agreed to a £167,000-a-week salary when he returned to Manchester – but that was hiked to over £200,000-a-week by a clause triggered when United returned to the Champions League by lifting the Europa League against Ajax.
And the imminent arrival of Sanchez is said to have changed other players’ opinions regarding their own worth to the club.
Pogba is beginning to dictate proceedings for United and boss Jose Mourinho in games now and United do not want to risk losing his services as he approaches the peak years of his career.
The 24-year-old is now 36 games unbeaten with the Red Devils and in 14 Premier League games, Pogba has 10 wins, four draws and no defeats.
United edged out Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday through Anthony Martial’s goal where Pogba put in a dominant and mature performance in central-midfield – he’s the man that makes United tick.