Manchester United extend Paul Pogba's contract after triggering clause

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 17, 2020, 03.49 PM(IST) Oct 17, 2020, 03.55 PM(IST)

File Photo: Manchester United v Newcastle United - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 26, 2019 Manchester United's Paul Pogba acknowledges fans after the match Photograph:( Reuters )

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Pogba's contract was set to end in June 2021, and the club triggered the clause a few weeks ago and has extended it to June 2022. 

Manchester United have triggered a clause to extend their star midfielder Paul Pogba's contract. This move by the Red Devils comes a week before his talks with Real Madrid to go up.

Pogba's contract was set to end in June 2021, and the club triggered the clause a few weeks ago and has extended it to June 2022. 

Pogba said last summer that "it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else'" and has repeatedly talked up the possibility of moving to Real Madrid.

Last week while on international duty, he said: "Many things have been said. Of course, every footballer would love to play for Real Madrid and would dream about that. It’s a dream of mine, so why not one day?

"But I’m at Manchester United and I love my club. I play for Manchester United I want to perform well for them and do everything to get them back to where they deserve to be."

Paul joined the British club in 2016 for a staggering £89 million which was a world record fee at that time. However, his form did not match his price tag and has struggled to find consistency and missed out on many games due to injuries. 

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