Paul Pogba is understood to have vetoed the plan to push for a fresh challenge away from Manchester United at the turn of the year. The 25-year-old has experienced a tough season where he has been in-and-out of the starting lineup but his position is likely to change in the forthcoming weeks with the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.
According to The Sun, the France international had been keen on pursuing a temporary exit from Old Trafford in the New Year with his relationship with Mourinho having reached a new low.
However, that stance seems to have changed following the dismissal of Mourinho from the head coach position and the Frenchman is now prepared to stay put under the guidance of the caretaker manager due to be announced.
Pogba started the campaign in a bright fashion with a man-of-the-match performance against Leicester in the season opener but his form has since been pretty average with his regular tendency to loss possession of the ball on the playing field.
In between this, he had experienced a public bust-up with Mourinho on the training pitch and this triggered the speculation regarding his future with him also being stripped from the vice-captaincy role.
Pogba has been an unused substitute in the past two Premier League matches for United including the damaging 3-1 defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool but he could return to the fray in the forthcoming game versus Cardiff City, now that Mourinho has been axed.
Aside from Pogba, Fred and Andreas Pereira are some of the other first-team stars, who were underused during the final months under Mourinho and it will be interesting to see whether they would feature more often under the interim management.
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