Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he expects Paul Pogba to remain at Manchester United next season despite fervent speculation surrounding the future of the midfielder.
The France international has continually been linked with a move away from the club in recent months after Pogba revealed his desire for a “new challenge” last summer amid reported interest from Real Madrid and former club Juventus last summer.
The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, has also intensified speculation regarding a potential departure and became embroiled in a much-publicised spat with Solskjaer via social media earlier this season.
Pogba has endured an injury-interrupted campaign thus far and has featured just eight times in all competitions, though the 26-year-old is said to be nearing a return as he steps up his rehabilitation from persistent ankle problems.
Speaking after United’s 5-0 Europa League last 16 first leg victory at LASK, Solskjaer discussed the future of the World Cup-winning midfielder and says he expects Pogba to be a part of his plans next season.
“Paul’s our player,” Solskjaer told MUTV.
“He has two years left on his contract. A year plus the option of another. You can expect Paul to be here [next season], yeah.”