Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Paul Pogba will be with Manchester United next season with a French star ready to make U-Turn and extend his Old Trafford contract
- Agent Mino Raiola recently claimed that Paul Pogba could be transferred in the summer
- An ankle injury has limited Pogba to just seven appearances this season
- Pogba has two years left on his Manchester United contract
- And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Pogba will still be with United next season
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Paul Pogba to play 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 no move was forthcoming.
In January, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, claimed that the midfielder had been committed to the club only until the end of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he expects Paul Pogba to remain with the club after this season
Pogba has been closely associated with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona in recent months
The midfielder has made a turnaround about his future and now wants to stay with United
However, when asked about Pogba’s future after his team’s 5-0 win over LASK in the first leg of their last 16 Europa League game, Solskjaer said he will stay.
“Paul is our player,” he said. He has two more years on his contract, one year plus another’s option. “You can expect Paul to be here [next season], Yes.’
Sportsmail reported on Tuesday that Pogba had reversed his desire to leave the club and now plans to extend his deal or sign new terms.
The 26-year-old wants to prove his true value to the club and is impressed by the impact Bruno Fernandes has had on the team’s performance.
An ankle injury has limited Pogba to just seven appearances in all competitions this season
Pogba is impressed by Bruno Fernandes and wants to partner with him
The French international now hopes to form a midfield partnership with the Portuguese international and fulfill his potential at the club after an injured season.
With Pogba entering the last two years of his contract, United planned to listen 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 to rethink what would open the door to talks about a new deal.
Pogba already earns in the region of £ 300,000 a week with United – but a new deal would bring his earnings to around £ 400,000 a week.