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Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Paul Pogba’s agent in the hope of the midfielder signing a new contract at the club.

Pogba made his desire to leave Old Trafford clear at the start of the summer, saying that he wanted a new challenge elsewhere with Real Madrid and former club Juventus keen on signing the World Cup winner.

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The 26-year-old has now started all four of United’s Premier League games so far this season and the club are reportedly looking to convince him to extend his stay.

According to L’Equipe report, United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has contacted Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, about the possibility of signing a new contract keeping him at Old Trafford beyond 2021, when his current deal expires.

The midfielder already earns £290,000-a-week, so a vastly improved offer might be very difficult to produce, and reports have suggested that Pogba has no intention of signing a new contract anyway.

Pogba’s brother, Mathias, told El Chiringuito earlier this week: “Paul knows that he cannot leave Manchester United so he’s going to focus on this season.

“It’s not easy right now, because he has a lot of responsibility in the team, a lot of big players have left.

“The only great player is [David] De Gea, the goalkeeper, which means he’s going to have to put a lot of effort in every game.”