Ralf Rangnick on Paul Pogba: “He can be an important player, I’m fully aware of that, but this is true for all the other players that we have.” Watch Norwich vs Man Utd live on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday Night Football from 5pm
Ralf Rangnick says it is not his job to convince Paul Pogba or any other player to stay at Manchester United.
The midfielder’s future is once again the subject of intense speculation, with Pogba out of contract next summer.
Rangnick said Pogba was due to return to the UK from Dubai on Friday, where he undertook a warm-weather rehabilitation programme to recover from a thigh injury sustained on international duty with France in November.
The United interim boss anticipates it will be another two weeks until Pogba can return to first-team training and then a further two weeks to reach the required level of intensity to play in his United system.
Rangnick spoke to the World Cup winner over the phone on Tuesday and hopes to meet him in person on Sunday, the day after United’s next Premier League match against Norwich.
The 63-year-old said he is looking forward to working with Pogba but stated it was not his job – nor that of anyone else at the club – to convince any player of the merits of staying at United.