Manchester United legend Louis Saha has expressed optimism over the long-term future of midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba’s current deal with the club is set to expire next year, but the former United striker is confident Pogba will commit his future to the club as he is enjoying the way things are going at the moment.
Louis Saha told the Football Index Podcast: “I think Paul Pogba has been given a new lease of life now that Manchester United has signed Bruno Fernandes.
“Pogba is very motivated by Fernandes and having him in the midfield next to him has given him more freedom and far more options on the ball.
“He has also benefitted massively by now being able to share the spotlight with Fernandes both when Manchester United are playing well, but more importantly when they have a bad result too.”
He went to add: “The scrutiny on Paul Pogba was relentless and he was always to blame for a poor Manchester United performance, it was very unfair and fortunately there is now someone else to help shoulder that responsibility.
“Pogba had become tired of being crucified every time Manchester United had a poor game, but I think he is happy now and I hope he will sign a new contract because he is a world-class player.”