Premier League giants Manchester United do not seem to be very happy with media reports that claimed that Paul Pogba have demanded a huge hike in wages from them in order to stay in the team.
The Manchester United management defended the French midfielder stating that all such claims are false and he has in fact not demanded any hike in his wages from the club.
Previously, reports had claimed that Pogba has asked for as much as £600,000-a-week as basic payment to remain at Manchester United, amid interest from Real Madrid.
United, on the contrary, have rubbished the authenticity of such claims, admitting that Pogba is being targeted since the club has not got off to a good start in the 2019-20 season.
“Paul [Pogba] still has two years left on his current deal with an option of an extra year so there have been no talks about a new contract and nothing from Paul saying he wants an increase in wages,” a club source was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
“He’s fully focused on getting 100 per cent fit again and helping the team. Anyone that says he’s been asking for £600,000-a-week is wrong and it’s a surprise to us when someone in the game like Karren Brady refers to it,” the source added.
Pogba has featured in the Premier League only twice this season because of a recurring knee injury and is expected to remain unfit during Sunday’s Premier League encounter at Newcastle.