Man United star ‘wants to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo as club’s highest paid player if he signs new contract’

Paul Pogba is reportedly demanding to be on more money than Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Manchester United.

The French midfielder, who may have played his last game for the Red Devils, becomes a free agent in the summer and has been linked with both Juventus and Real Madrid.

He is allegedly banking around £290,000-a-week at Old Trafford and is willing to sign a new contract.

L’Equipe even states that Pogba ‘has made no secret’ of his desire to extend his deal at United.

However, the midfielder is ‘clear’ with his demand that he is made the highest-paid player at the club and ultimately the Premier League.

That means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would need to offer him more than Ronaldo’s £480,000-a-week package.

The Red Devils are believed to be growing frustrated over the lack of progress being made in talks.

And this new report claims that ‘it’s understood that the club’s hierarchy are ready to lose him on a free transfer next summer’ and that United ‘are already looking to sign a replacement’ for him.

Pogba is currently sidelined for at least ten weeks due to a thigh injury.

The star hurt himself during a shooting drill with France’s national team, forcing him to withdraw from the squad prior the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Finland.

He is now out of United’s hectic winter schedule, which includes both Champions League clashes plus Premier League showdowns with Chelsea and Arsenal.