Alan Shearer believes a decision has already been made about Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future.
The Frenchman made his return from injury earlier this week, scoring in the Europa League win vs AC Milan.
He was then handed his first start since February in the bitterly disappointing 3-1 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup.
Pogba did register an assist in the first-half, but was withdrawn in the second with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making a host of attacking changes.
The World Cup winner has just over a year remaining on his current deal after United triggered a 12-month extension last year.
But Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola sparked speculation over his client’s future when he claimed he would be leaving at some point in 2021.
Solskjaer has moved to dampen rumours, admitting that contract talks are underway between the club and midfielder.
"I think everyone in the team and Paul included are just focused on doing as well as we can this season," Solskjaer said. "I don't think any energy would be used on the speculation.
"Of course, we've got discussions and talks. When you see Paul playing like he did against Milan, when you see him come back training, it shows how much he cares for us and how much he enjoys playing and how much we can benefit from having him here.”
However, appearing as part of BBC’s coverage of the game with Leicester, Shearer claimed that the Red Devils hierarchy will have already made a decision about his long-term future.
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"We’ve said it so many times that the ability is there but we probably haven’t seen it enough,” the Newcastle United legend said.
“We know what he can do, he did it in the week when he came on and scored and has been injured for the last six or seven weeks.
"So, it depends what he wants, but I expect the decision has been made already on whether he’s staying or going."
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