Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stays hopeful of maintaining Paul Pogba at Manchester United after confirming an “open dialogue” with the midfielder is within the form of his future.
The 27-year-old midfielder’s contract expires on the end of subsequent season, and his agent Mino Raiola lately indicated that he might leave the Old Trafford membership.
Pogba has suffered a staggering time in Manchester, however his latest good kind has helped turn United into Premier League title contenders. Even his greatest critic Graeme Souness has acknowledged enchancment within the player.
France’s international contract expires in 2022 after United triggered the one-year extension clause in its deal.
Nevertheless, after recapturing his mojo, the player introduced last week that he would “discuss to the membership and see what occurs”.
Mathias Pogba has since said the membership must promote its brother this summer time in the event that they wish to recuperate a price.
Nevertheless, Solskjaer insists that discussions on extending his stay to Old Trafford have been held.
And as for the future of the midfielder, Solskjaer had a message for the cynics.
“Guessing about Paul is at all times going to be there,” said the United boss.
“Now we have a superb open dialogue with Paul. However what we speak about and how we see that scenario stays between us in fact.
“I am happy that he is targeted. He performs very well and is happy in his own proper and that’s essential. You may see Paul now having fun with taking part in football with a red shirt on. ”
Pogba has battled for fitness and kind after shining in Solskjaer’s first months within the hotseat.
Nevertheless, he was named United’s player of the month for January and is now trying to be back at his best.
“I believe it is best to ask Paul what he is accomplished as a result of the reply is that Paul is mad,” said Solskjaer.
“He has labored hard, he has his fitness. I’ve said this many instances, he had a bad season last season with accidents. He has had Covid this season, he bought injured however he really works hard. Now he performs in a team that performs well.
“He’s a great inspiration to everybody. He at all times has a big smile … well, not at all times a big smile as a result of in coaching yesterday when his team lost you may see how that impacts him and he wasn’t happy.
“However at present was a new day and he’s ready to go once more tomorrow.”
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Solskjaer makes a switch suggestion
Pogba has been an essential player for United over a wild interval. Nevertheless, he was an unused substitute in Tuesday’s 9-0 cabinets of nine-man Southampton.
Solskjaer says “nobody has assured a spot within the team as a season ticket card right here” due to the fantastic competition at a membership that tends to have a look at their summer time switch plans round this time.
“I nonetheless assume we’re doing the identical planning, preparation however in fact the pandemic has modified the market. It is modified the world – and it might have an effect on what we are able to do, ”added Solskjaer.
“Now we have to see the place we’re within the subsequent few months, in fact. However we have a look at players and targets the best way we usually would.
“However we have accomplished some really good enterprise within the last few windows. I really feel and it isn’t wholesale adjustments we’ve got to make. It is a unusual contribution and an addition to the squad. ”
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