We’ve suspended betting on Paul Pogba returning to Manchester United this summer.
This comes after a picture of Jose Mourinho’s tactics board yesterday seemed to show Pogba’s name next to Marouane Fellaini in midfield.
And while many have dismissed the leaked photo as nonsense, it seems eagle-eyed punters up and down the country have caused our traders to stop taking bets on Pogba’s potential switch and instead forced them to start taking bets on what he’ll do when he arrives at Old Trafford.
Mourinho and United are currently preparing to compete in the International Champions Cup, a pre-season tour taking place around the globe, and when they arrive back in England, they face Premier League champions Leicester City in the annual curtain opener that is the Community Shield at Wembley.
And even though Pogba is still currently a Juventus player, he’s just 6/4 to start that game on August 7.
We’re also offering 6/5 that the 6ft 3in midfielder makes the starting line-up for Mourinho’s first league game in charge of United away at Bournemouth, while it’s 4/1 that he plays alongside Marouane Fellaini – as looked the case in the leaked picture – in that season opener.
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes said: ‘As far as we’re concerned all bets are off when it comes to Pogba making the move to United. The betting suggests he could make an immediate impact as United start what many believe will be a title-winning season.”
Latest Paul Pogba betting:
Paul Pogba to start Man United’s first game of the season 6/5
Paul Pogba to start for Man United in Community Shield 6/4
Pogba and Fellaini to start first game together next season 4/1
Pogba to be named in 16-17 PFA Team of the Year 6/1
Pogba to win 16-17 PFA Player of the Year 16/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.