Manchester United signs Paul Pogba to contract extension

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2020

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Friday that star midfielder Paul Pogba will remain with the club for the next two years.

ESPN reported that Manchester United activated the clause to avoid complications.

The 27-year-old returned to United from Juventus in a then world-record deal worth £89 million (S$156.2 million) in 2016 but he has suffered with inconsistent form and injuries amid constant speculation over his future. "I'm sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us, and we want to see the best of Paul".

"We're all different individuals and we all deal with different things differently", he said.

The summer transfer window closed on October 5th and a few days later, Paul Pogba spoke about his "dream" of playing for Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, the player is also having the backing of his team-mates at Old Trafford club.

Solskjaer, speaking for the first time since the club brought in Edinson Cavani, Facundo Pellistri and Alex Telles on transfer deadline day, said he was looking forward to integrating the new players. Considering he has struggled since returning to training after testing positive for the coronavirus, work needs to be done.

Pogba has been the target of criticism for some of his early performances in the new Premier League season, as well as towards the end of the last, amid chatter that the talismanic creator is a luxury player who has a tendency to go missing in high profile fixtures, particularly after his team's 6-1 home defeat to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur.

"Every player goes through hard periods but you have to be strong mentally and we all need to try and get the team back to where it belongs", Pogba said at the time. Real never made an offer near what the Red Devils wanted.

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