Paul Pogba is ‘absolutely happy’ at Manchester United, according to reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Romano has given a welcome update on Pogba, whose future has gone relatively quiet in the last few weeks after months of relentless speculation.
The transfer expert insisted Pogba wants to stay at Old Trafford in an insightful interview on the United Stand Youtube channel.
It was acknowledged that negotiating with disruptive super agent Mino Raiola won’t be easy, but discussions will soon begin over a new contract for the French midfielder.
Pogba appeared destined to leave United this summer before the coronavirus pandemic struck.
But the financial ramifications COVID-19 has had on the transfer market, coupled with the fact he is now visibly enjoying his football again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, means he will now remain in Manchester.
Pogba has shown signs of building a superb midfield relationship with the totemic Bruno Fernandes, who has changed United’s fortunes since his January arrival from Sporting Lisbon.
Fernandes helped United to an unlikely third placed finish as Solskjaer’s men went unbeaten in the league after the restart, and Romano underlined the importance of Champions League football for Pogba.
The 27-year-old has endured a frustrating year, spending the majority of the season on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
But he has shown glimpses of his best form in a deep lying playmaker role since his return and could have a crucial role to play in United’s attempts to win the Europa League with the Reds three games from their first piece of silverware under Solskjaer.
Fabrizio Romano: "Paul [Pogba] is absolutely happy. He wants to stay [at #mufc]. So soon they will talk with Mino Raiola to find a new contract, because Paul wants to stay." #mulive [@UnitedStandMUFC]
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 6, 2020