Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he wants to keep Paul Pogba at Manchester United and now Julian Laurens hints that the midfielder’s feelings are mutual.
“Of course we want to keep the best players around the club and hopefully we can do something,” said Solskjaer at Wednesday’s press conference (via BBC Sport).
“We want to build a squad foe the future. We have secured one at the start and another who is really experienced. But we also need players in the mid-range group.
“Since Paul has come back he’s looking better and better. He’s enjoying his football so let’s see where it takes us.”
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, there were few at Manchester United thinking Pogba had a future at Old Trafford. He looked set to leave in the summer but things quickly turned for the better…
After recovering from an ankle injury which hindered his season, Pogba has built an impressive partnership with Bruno Fernandes as United close in on a Champions League spot.
While the Red Devils have the option to extend Pogba’s current deal by a further season, the contract will expire in 12 months’ time.
However, reliable French journalist Julien Laurens, who writes for ESPN, took to Twitter this afternoon, saying all parties are optimistic about Pogba renewing terms at Manchester United.
Laurens tweeted: “As I wrote on @ESPNFC last week, Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United and is keen on staying. Talks will start soon with Mino Raiola over a new deal. His current one expires ‘ June 2022. All parts quite optimistic.”
As I wrote on @ESPNFC last week, Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United and is keen on staying. Talks will start soon with Mino Raiola over a new deal. His current one expires ´ June 2022. All parts quite optimistic.
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) July 9, 2020
We take this as very welcome news because Solskjaer needs to know as soon as possible what players he will have available to him next season. This summer he will try improve the squad some more but losing Pogba will make that difficult.
It’s great to hear Pogba is finally happy in Red.