Pogba will not be signing for United.

Manchester United do not have Paul Pogba buy-back option

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Manchester United do not have a buy-back option on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

This has been reported by Sky Sports, who claim that the Old Trafford hierarchy did not include a sell-on clause on the France international. 

The Red Devils have, of course, been heavily linked with the player's signature recently, with numerous reports claiming that Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring him back to Manchester before the start of the 2016/17 campaign. 


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In fact, with rivals Manchester City reportedly out of the running in the transfer battle, it has been documented that United are in pole position to sign him. Pogba, 23, is recognised as one of the leading midfielders in world football and would represent a remarkable coup for the Red Devils. 

Sky Sports' report that United don't have a buy-back clause is a strange one, however. That's because he departed Old Trafford for Turin on a free transfer, so a buy-back clause would have been out of the question anyway. 

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Huge price 

Ultimately, then, he will come at a price for United.

It has been widely reported that the Premier League club would need to pay as much as £80 million to be reunited with their former player. 

Expensive he may be, but United could have to bite the bullet on this one. They are clearly in need of a leading central midfield player and Pogba would completely change the dynamic of their whole side. 


There's a long way to go in this saga, but United fans will be hopeful of it ending in success.

Pogba speaks out 

Pogba recently opened up to ESPN over his departure from United, insisting that he has a lot of 'respect' for Sir Alex Ferguson. 

He stated: "He's a coach I respect a lot. But he's a human. I'm someone who says what he thinks. Whether it's Ferguson or [President Barack] Obama, I'll tell him.

"Ferguson came to my place. We talked. It did make me think. He wanted to keep me, but I'd made my decision to leave."

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Pogba also commented on Red Devils legend Paul Scholes, hailing him for his work ethic on the training ground. 

He continued: "With them you train to the end, up to perfection, because Paul Scholes -- despite his age -- was still there at the end of practice, hitting long passes, shots. He didn't miss one. When you're there, you have to adapt fast. I like that -- always challenges."

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