Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preserving an “open dialogue” with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba about his future.
The 27-year-old player has been the topic of regular hypothesis ever since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016 for a world report payment on the time, thanks largely to feedback from his outspoken agent.
Mino Raiola triggered a stir in December by claiming that his consumer was sad and “wanted a change of team”, main Pogba to post on Instagram suggesting he had no intention of leaving any time soon.
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France’s international deal ends in 2022 after United triggered the one-year extension clause in his deal and last week he said he would “speak to the membership and see what occurs”.
Since then Mathias Pogba has said the membership must promote his brother this summer season if they’re to recuperate a payment however Solskjaer said: “There’s at all times going to be hypothesis about Paul.
“We’ve got open dialogue with Paul, so what we speak about and how we see that state of affairs stays between us after all.
“I am happy he is centered, he is enjoying really well and he is happy in himself and that is essential. You’ll be able to see Paul now having fun with enjoying football with a red shirt on. ”
Pogba has battled for fitness and type after shining in Solskjaer’s first months within the hotseat, however is now seeking to be returning to his best and was named United’s player of the month for January.
“I feel it is best to ask Paul what he is carried out 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 occasions, he had a bad season last season with accidents, Covid had this season, he had an injury however he works very hard and 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’ll be able to see how that impacts him and he wasn’t happy.
“However at this time was a new day and he’s ready to go once more tomorrow.”
Pogba has been an essential player for United over a wild interval however was an underutilized substitute Tuesday’s 9-0 hunch of nine-man Southampton.
Solskjaer says “nobody has assured a spot within the team as a season ticket card right here” because of the fantastic competition at a membership that tends to have a look at their summer season switch plans round this time.
“I nonetheless assume we’re doing the identical planning, preparation however after all the pandemic has modified the market and it is modified the world – and it may have an effect on what we will do,” said United’s manager forward of Saturday’s recreation against Everton.
“We’ve got to see the place we’re within the subsequent few months, after all, however we’re taking a look at players and targets the best way we usually would.
“However we have carried out some really good enterprise within the last few windows I really feel and it isn’t wholesale adjustments we’ve to make. It is a unusual contribution and an addition to the squad. ”
United’s malicious house owners have been criticized for his or her help of administration however the Glazers are more likely to be far more standard in Tampa Bay, the place the Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs within the Tremendous Bowl this Sunday.
“I feel whenever you’re working on the top you are attempting to broaden your horizon, you may have a community you are speaking to, after all,” said Solskjaer. “I am delighted for the Glazers and house owners that they’re enjoying the Tremendous Bowl this weekend.
“For me, the big studying from that one is possibly the story of Tom Brady – what he does to stay so young and be so skilled.
“He has come into the membership and he has introduced them to the Tremendous Bowl. He’s not alone after all, however we’re telling our young players to be on the highest level that he’s not just a pure talent. However it’s dedication, hard work, focus.
“We’ve got the instance of Edinson (Cavani) coming in and how a lot one player can affect a team. We’ve had Eric Cantona come into the team with that have.
“So Tom Brady is an instance to each sportsman out there that he can nonetheless be even at 42 or 43, no matter he’s now.”