Manchester United has denied that Paul Pogba is making new salary demands, according to SportsMail. United is angry at reports that Pogba is asking £ 600,000 per week to stay at Old Trafford.
The club fears that the French midfielder will be the victim of a scapegoat, for a miserable start of the season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba, who was interested in joining Real Madrid last summer, has played only twice since August due to a recurring ankle problem and is a doubt for Sunday’s game in Newcastle.
A club source said: “Paul still has two years left on his current agreement with the option of an additional year, so there has been no talk of a new contract and nothing from Paul that says he wants an increase in the salaries.”
“He is focused on getting 100 percent fit again and helping the team.
“Anyone who says they’ve been asking for £ 600,000 per week is wrong, and it’s a surprise to us when someone in the game like Karren Brady [West Ham’s vice president] refers to that.”
Brady wrote in his newspaper column that United should sell Pogba if he is demanding that kind of money.