Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to rumours suggesting Paul Pogba’s extended stay at Old Trafford after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking to the media in Bern, ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash against Young Boys, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered his thoughts on the situation revolving around Paul Pogba. The Manchester United manager has hailed the midfielder for his quality while insisting that his team is focused on winning trophies with him.
Arriving from Juventus in 2016, Pogba’s current contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season. It has kept the Man United fans on edge, especially with the midfielder enjoying an excellent start to the season and racking up seven assists in just four games. So there are obvious fears that the Frenchman will leave the club for free next summer, for the second time in his career.
However, recent reports coming out of Manchester suggests that the recent arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo will convince Pogba to remain at Old Trafford and even sign a contract extension. The two did have an excellent game when Manchester United beat Newcastle United on Saturday, with Ronaldo bagging a brace while Pogba provided two assists.
Speaking at a press conference in Bern, club manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about such speculations, to which, the Norwegian responded, as quoted by Metro: “Yeah, well, it’s up to us now to get results and to prove to ourselves that we can win trophies.”
Solskjaer went on to emphasise the importance of winning trophies, which could indirectly play a key role in convincing Pogba to stay at Old Trafford.
“I think everyone who signs for Man United wants to win trophies, wants to be part of a winning Man United – that’s the most magical feeling in the world, to be part of a winning Man United team. So, yep, I think everyone is just focusing on doing our best and let’s see where we go,” he told the media.
However, with just four games into the new season, it is perhaps too early to properly judge the situation of Pogba. A lot will depend on how the club performs over the next few months, which is why it is essential for the Red Devils to continue their momentum when they kickstart their Champions League campaign on Tuesday with an away game against Young Boys.