• Premier League

United wait on Pogba decision

ESPN staff
April 20, 2012
Paul Pogba's future has been up in the air for several months © PA Photos

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United are waiting on midfielder Paul Pogba to decide whether he wants to sign a new deal with the Old Trafford outfit.

Terms have been agreed with the youngster's agent, now it just requires the 19-year-old to give the green light.

"The boy has great potential and he is at the right club,'' Ferguson told MUTV. "He has to make that decision. We have agreed a deal with his agent. Now it is just down to the boy.''

Pogba's future has been the subject of intense debate for a number of months now. Initially it was felt the player had agreed to join Italian giants Juventus and he was frozen out at United for a short while.

However, Ferguson has brought Pogba back into the fold and he had made seven substitute appearances this term when the United boss confirmed the player would miss the remainder of this season after suffering ankle ligament damage during a reserve team game at Newcastle on Monday.

Striker Will Keane, who made his senior debut at Blackburn earlier this season, scored four goals in that victory and Ferguson has also confirmed the England Under-19 star will go out on loan to gain valuable experience next season.

"Will is progressing the right way. The lad is a good finisher and has good potential. He needs a bit of toughening up and next year we will possibly put him out on loan. That would be good for him," Ferguson added.

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