Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

14.43 9 Jul 2020


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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that midfielder Paul Pogba will commit his future to the club by signing a new contract.

The French World Cup winner, who indicated last year that he was seeking a new challenge, has been in good form since the Premier League's restart.

Pogba's current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2021 but Solskjaer wants the 27-year-old to follow Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic in agreeing new contracts.

"We want to keep the best players," the United manager said. "We want to build a squad for the future and Scott and Nemanja, they're in similar positions but in different stages of their careers - one at the start and one really experienced one.

"We also need players in that mid-range group so hopefully we can do something. I know that since Paul came back from injury he's looking better and better. He's just enjoying his football and let's see where it takes us."

Solskjaer added that he's looking to make some signings this summer but insists the club will need to be sensible in the current market:

"There's got to be realism, I think the whole world has changed both financially and the perception that we've got on values. Every time I put the case in front of Ed (Woodward) I think it's a sensible one and it's a realistic one.

"I think I've proven to the club that I've always got the club at the front of my mind. I don't think short term or personally that this would fit me for a short space of time. I'll always think long term and try to make good deals. I'm always quite careful with money - my personal money as well."

 


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