Manchester United have triggered the automatic extension in the contract of Paul Pogba. The French midfielder is now under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of 2022. By activating the clause United have avoided Pogba leaving the club on a free transfer next summer. According to Goal, United have triggered the clause to extend the contract with one year.
Solskjaer has already hinted at United triggering the clause during the weekly press conference on Friday. “Paul’s our player, he’s going to be here for another two years,” Solskjaer said. “I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul and I’m sure in the next couple of years we’ll get the best out of him.”
The French international returned to United in 2015 but he has often flirted with a move away from the club. He has been linked with a return to Juventus but he has also been regularly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid. Two weeks ago Pogba admitted that playing for Madrid would be a dream come true as ‘every footballer dreams of Madrid.’