By Noel Whelan

2nd Nov, 2021 | 8:06am

Man United tipped to complete '£30m' Pogba after ESPN latest - pundit

Noel Whelan has suggested Manchester United could sell Paul Pogba for £30million rather than let him leave on a free transfer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker insisted getting some money would be better than nothing.

As reported by ESPN (27th October), United have accepted Pogba will not sign a new contract at Old Trafford, with his current terms expiring next summer.

However, the club are reportedly not concerned about losing him for nothing.

The report claims they will not push for a January move.

Pogba arrived for a reported £89.1million in August 2016.

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He suggested the Red Devils could, and perhaps should, look at recouping some of those funds in January.

Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Even if you get £30million, it’s £30million towards another player.

“It’s £30million into the club, a lot of money. At the same time, if it’s not the club that he’s got his heart set on, that’s offering that £30million, he’s got no option but to wait until to the end of the season.

“Has it been a good signing? No, it really hasn’t.

“He gets the performances for his national side but he certainly hasn’t hit the heights of what we see playing for France in a Man United shirt.

“Pogba hasn’t been that leader that you see in the France team. He hasn’t been that special player in the Man United side.

“It’s been very disappointing because I think we were all excited about seeing him when he first came back to England. A World Cup winner that as well.

“It’s not been great. He’s one of those where you look at it and think would you turn back time? I think you probably would if you knew what you’d be getting for £89million.

“The performances he’s put in haven’t been up to Man United’s standards.”

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