Paul Pogba makes a U-turn in signing a new Man United deal after partnering with Bruno Fernandes and encouraged by improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Paul Pogba is ready to open talks with Manchester United about a new contract
- The Frenchman has less than a year left on his current deal at Old Trafford
- United will likely talk to its representatives at the end of the season
- Pogba has previously stated on several occasions that he wants to leave United
Paul Pogba is ready to make a dramatic turnaround by opening talks about a new contract with Manchester United.
Pogba has less than a year left on his current deal – although United can extend it for another 12 months – and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday that he hopes the Frenchman will stay even longer.
United have yet to approach Pogba for a new contract, but will likely meet with their representatives at the end of the season.
Paul Pogba is ready to open talks with Manchester United about signing a new contract
Sports email understands that the 27-year-old midfielder is open to dedicating his future to the club, despite having expressed a desire to leave multiple times since returning to Juventus from United in 2016 for a then world record of £ 89 million.
He was encouraged to stay after returning from an injury to team up with Bruno Fernandes in a United squad that is currently unbeaten in 16 games under Solskjaer and plays some of their best football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
United should make Pogba one of their highest earners alongside Alexis Sanchez and David de Gea. He currently receives £ 290,000 a week, with an annual salary of £ 7.75 million plus image rights of £ 2.87 million and a loyalty bonus of £ 3.78 million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday that he hopes the Frenchman will stay even longer
He was encouraged to stay after entering into an exciting partnership with Bruno Fernandes
Solskjaer was asked about Pogba’s contractual situation on Wednesday after fellow midfielders Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay both signed new deals.
The United boss said: “Of course we want to keep the best players in the club.
“Hopefully we can do something. I know that since Paul returns he looks better and better. He enjoys his football and let’s see where it takes us. ‘
Solskjaer also wants to bring in new players at the end of the season and will face one of his goals, Jack Grealish, as United heads to Aston Villa on Thursday.
Villa will charge more than £ 70 million for their captain, who scored when the teams met at Old Trafford in December, and Solskjaer knows Grealish will impress.
Solskjaer knows that Jack Grealish will impress when Villa plays against United on Thursday
“A lot has been said about him and we need to know about him, whether he is left, center or right,” he added.
“Every time a player plays against Man United, it is a challenge, because Man United is first and foremost a good team, but also watches the whole world.
“It’s not just for the supporters or manager or the Man United team, it’s for itself. You want to prove your family and yourself. ‘