Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Manchester United are trying to extend Paul Pogba‘s contract beyond his current expiry date. The Norwegian manager has also admitted that he hopes that the French midfielder will decide to stay at Old Trafford amid continued speculation on his future at Manchester United.
Pogba’s contract will expire next summer, with United having the option to automatically extend it for another season. Whilst his agent Mino Raiola would be keen to engineer a move, Solskjaer hopes to keep Pogba at Old Trafford. “I can’t comment on discussions between players and the clubs but of course we want to keep the best players around the club,” Solskjaer said.
“We want to build a squad for the future. Scott [McTominay] and Nemanja [Matic] are similar in position but they are at different stages in their careers. One is at the start, one really experienced, and then we also need players in that mid-range group. Hopefully we can do something. I know that since Paul came back he is looking better and better, he is enjoying his football and let’s see where it takes us.”