Paul Pogba reportedly demands pay rise over new Manchester United contract

Arjun Singh Devgan
Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo currently play for Manchester United
Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo currently play for Manchester United / FreshFocus/MB Media/GettyImages

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba reportedly wants to be paid more in wages than footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo in order to extend his contract with the club.

Pogba's current contract with the Red Devils expires in the summer of 2022, with the Frenchman yet to agree to a new deal with club and now it has emerged that he wants the club to make him their highest-earner in order to remain at Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old who is currently out of action after picking up an injury while on international duty with France has struggled with inconsistency during his five seasons at Old Trafford and while he racked up seven assists early on in the season, he has lost his place in the first XI since then.

The midfielder has been linked with a number of top clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus in the recent past, though none of them have reportedly made an approach for him so far.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring to use Bruno Fernandes in the attacking midfield role, Pogba has been used more out on the left than in midfield - which has led to suggestions that he might be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has so far made 212 appearances for United and it will be interesting to see where he ends up playing come next season.