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Paul Pogba enthused to work under Ralf Rangnick, keeping options open

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is enthused by the prospect of working under Ralf Rangnick.

The German has been appointed as the club’s interim manager for the season. He has also been handed a consultancy for the subsequent two campaigns.

Rangnick is likely to change the style of play with his high pressing, and it is now reported that Pogba is excited to work under him.

Pogba’s future has been a regular topic of speculation in recent months. He will enter the final six months of his contract at the turn of the year.

The Frenchman can negotiate a pre-contract with a foreign club if he wishes, but he is prepared to wait until next summer to decide.

United have offered him a contract, but he is keeping his options open. David Ornstein reports that the club may need to make an improved offer to convince him.

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Pogba has divided opinion among United fans, but he remains one of the world’s best midfielders.

There has been some criticism over his inconsistent displays. It has been quite similar this term. He started the season with a flurry of assists before going off the boil.

He was recently sent off in a shock 5-0 loss to Liverpool at home. The 28-year-old may not return to action until January after recently sustaining a thigh injury.

Rangnick will adopt his gegenpressing tactic with the Red Devils. The system could suit Pogba, who has the general tendency to press opponents from midfield.

The lack of a top defensive midfielder at United has not helped Pogba. With France, he has the defensive assurance of N’Golo Kante when he is caught out of position.

Pogba has the chance to impress Rangnick during the back end of the season. The club could be willing to meet his wage demands if he can excel under the German.

Rangnick is likely to have a big say on the next head coach. The club may want continuity from his temporary stint with a manager who is well versed with the same tactics.

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