Pogba is reportedly weighing up his options entering the final year of his Manchester United contract but his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could play a big part in his transfer decision, with Paris Saint-Germain watching closely
Paul Pogba: Sell or keep?
Paul Pogba’s relationship with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may dictate the midfielder’s Manchester United future.
With his contract expiring in the summer of 2022, Pogba is weighing up his options after returning to England ahead of joining up with the Red Devils in pre-season on Monday.
Paris Saint-Germain have been monitoring the 28-year-old’s situation and speaking to agent Mino Raiola.
According to Sky Sports News, though, Pogba can see a long-term future at United – but is wary of his next move potentially giving him the last big contract of his career.
His great relationship with Solskjaer and the Red Devils’ summer business could mean the No.6 stays at the club he loves.
All the way back in December, Raiola claimed “it was over” for Pogba at United, but his performances in the second half of last season gave the Old Trafford faithful confidence that he could commit.
Solskjaer, although still trophy-less, has brought in Jadon Sancho this summer and soon, Raphael Varane – an international team-mate of Pogba’s for France – will be a Red Devil.
The report adds that the France international may wait until after the transfer window to make a decision on his future, which would mean he either leaves on a free or signs a lucrative new deal.
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Reports have suggested that the World Cup winner would be convinced if the cash was right, but after handing new big-money deals to David de Gea and Wayne Rooney is recent years, chiefs at Old Trafford may not be keen on paying the man they spent £89million on to bring back from Juventus eye-watering amounts of money.
Solskjaer recently said on the situation: “There’s always speculation about Paul and clubs being interested, and we’ve seen Paul at his best.
“Paul knows what we feel about it and I’ve enjoyed my time working with him and hopefully we can work together.
“The talks between the club and Paul’s representatives, I’m not in the detail of every single one of them.”
The Norwegian manager, who himself recently signed a new three-year deal to remain at Old Trafford, said the only thing he’d heard from Pogba was his excitement for the new term.
“I’ve got nothing to say about that. Let’s see what happens,” Solskjaer added.
“The talks are ongoing between Paul’s representatives and the club representatives.
“All the dialogue I’ve had with Paul is he’s looking forward to the season.”
United kick-off their Premier League campaign on Saturday, August 14 as they welcome Leeds.
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