Mike Phelan urges World Cup-winning midfielder to stay with Manchester United

Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan has urged Paul Pogba to stay committed for the Red Devils amid the ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid. The World Cup winner has been with the Red Devils for the past two-and-a-half seasons, but his performances have been mixed with flashes of brilliance every now and then.

In a report covered by Goal.com, Phelan said that Pogba is not the finished article and he has plenty of work to do in terms of achieving success at the club level with United, he told: “Paul is not the finished deal even though everyone looks at him and sees a World Cup winner already. But there is still a lot more to come — and that is the exciting bit about Manchester United. There are players here who haven’t achieved for the club what they need to achieve. And we want to make sure that they relish that experience, embrace the opportunity to win things at United.”

Earlier last month, Pogba acknowledged that he holds the ambition of joining Real Madrid at some point of his career and this has been followed up with comments from Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane, who has opened the prospect of a future transfer for the Frenchman. Despite this, United seem to have no plans of selling their prized asset during the summer, considering they are planning a squad rebuild around the midfielder.

United have failed to compete for the Premier League crown for the past six seasons, but they are expected to spend big during the forthcoming transfer window to ensure that they can close the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, who have been far ahead of the rest during the ongoing league campaign. United are currently sixth on the table after 32 games played.

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