Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Paul Pogba WILL be at Manchester United next season with French star ready to make U-Turn and extend his Old Trafford contract
- Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola recently claimed he could leave club in summer
- An ankle injury has restricted Pogba to just seven appearances this season
- Pogba still has two years left on his contract plus option of a further year
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he expects Paul Pogba to still be playing for the club next season.
Pogba was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid last summer after revealing he wanted a new challenge but a move failed to materialise.
In January, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, then claimed the midfielder was only committed to the club until the end of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he expects Paul Pogba to remain at the club beyond this season
Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona in recent months
The midfielder has performed a U-turn over his future and now wants to stay at United
However, when asked about Pogba’s future after his side’s 5-0 win over LASK in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie, Solskjaer said he will stay.
‘Paul’s our player,’ he said. He has two years left on his contract, a year plus the option of another. ‘You can expect Paul to be here [next season], yeah.’
Sportsmail reported on Tuesday that Pogba had performed a U-turn on his desire to leave the club and now intends to extend his deal or sign new terms.
The 26-year-old is keen to prove his true worth to the club and has been impressed with the impact Bruno Fernandes has had on the team’s performances.
An ankle injury has restricted Pogba to just seven appearances in all competitions this season
Pogba has been impressed with Bruno Fernandes and wants to form partnership with him
The France international is now hopeful of forming a midfield partnership with the Portugal international and fulfilling his potential at the club after an injury-hit season.
With Pogba entering the final two years of his contract, United were planning on listening to offers for him this summer to avoid the scenario of cheaply losing a player they signed for a then record £89 million in 2016.
But news of Pogba’s optimism may prompt United into a rethink which would open the door to talks over a new deal.
Pogba already earns in the region of £300,000 a week at United — but a new deal would take his earnings to around £400,000 a week.
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