Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Paul Pogba is a Manchester United man ‘through and through’, as the Norwegian teased a potential new contract for the Frenchman.
The World Cup-winning midfielder looked destined to leave the club back in December, following comments made by his agent Mino Raiola, yet since then he’s been arguably United’s best player, the 27-year-old being awarded the club’s Player of the Month award for January.
The former Juventus man has netted a handful of vital goals in recent months, while he has also been displaying a different facet to his game with some hardworking displays on the wing, notably against Liverpool at Anfield.
Such form has helped Manchester United to second in the table behind leaders Manchester City and has also lead to talk of a potential new contract for the French international, as he is currently entering the final 18 months of his existing deal.
While rumours remain regarding a possible move to one of Europe’s elite, Solskjaer insisted that Pogba remains committed to the cause, amid questions of a potential new deal for the player.
“We’ve got a good open dialogue with Paul so what we talk about and how we see that situation remains between us,” he said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“I’m just happy he’s focused and playing really well. He’s happy within himself and that’s important: you can see Paul enjoying football himself with a red shirt on.
“Our conversations remain private, of course. But for example, Paul is a Manchester United player through and through. He’s been here in two spells. He came as a kid, he’s learnt about the history of the club, the passion of the club.
“He wants to do the best for United when he’s here and I think we’ve seen that – that he really cares for his team and he’s trying to be as successful as everyone else.”