Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is conserving an “open dialogue” with in-form Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba about his future.
The 27-year-old has been the topic of normal hypothesis ever since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016 for a then world-record payment, thanks in no small half to feedback by his outspoken agent.
Mino Raiola brought on a stir in December when claiming his consumer was sad and “needs to change team”, main Pogba to publish on Instagram suggesting that he had no intention of leaving any time quickly.
The France worldwide’s contract expires in 2022 after United triggered the one-year extension clause in his deal and final week mentioned he would “speak with the club and see what’s going on”.
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Mathias Pogba has since mentioned the membership must promote his brother this summer season in the event that they need to recoup a payment however Solskjaer mentioned: “Speculation about Paul is at all times going to be there.
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“We’ve obtained a superb open dialogue with Paul, so what we speak about and the way we see that scenario stays between us after all.
“I’m just happy he’s focused, he’s playing really well and he’s happy in himself and that’s important. You can see Paul now enjoying playing football with a red shirt on.”
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Pogba has struggled for health and type after shining throughout Solskjaer’s first few months within the sizzling seat, however he now seems to be to be getting again to his finest and was named United’s participant of the month for January.
“I think you should ask Paul what he’s done because the answer is Paul has really knuckled down,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“He’s worked hard, he’s got his fitness. I have said this many a time, he had a bad season last season with injuries, he had Covid this season, he had an injury but he really works hard and he’s playing in a team that plays well.
“He’s an enormous inspiration for everybody. He at all times has an enormous smile… effectively, not at all times an enormous smile as a result of in coaching yesterday when his group misplaced you possibly can see how that impacts him and he wasn’t pleased. But immediately it was a brand new day and he is able to go once more tomorrow.”
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Pogba has been an essential participant for United over a frantic interval however was an unused substitute in Tuesday’s 9-0 shellacking of nine-man Southampton.
Solskjaer says “no one’s guaranteed a place in the team like a season ticket card here” because of the good competitors at a membership who have a tendency to take a look at their summer season switch plans round this time.
Solskjaer will mark his a centesimal Premier League sport as a supervisor when Manchester United tackle Everton on Saturday
“I still think we’re doing the same planning, preparation but of course the pandemic has changed the market and it’s changed the world – and it might affect what we can do,” the United supervisor mentioned forward of Saturday’s match in opposition to Everton, reside on Sky Sports Premier League.
“We just have to see where we’re at in the next few months, of course, but we are looking at players and targets as we normally would do.
“But we have accomplished some superb enterprise in the previous few home windows I really feel and it is not wholesale adjustments that we have to make. It’s the odd contribution and addition to the squad.”
Manchester United want to make it back-to-back victories at Old Trafford in opposition to Everton on Saturday after Tuesday's record-equalling 9-0 Premier League win over Southampton
‘Tom Brady an instance for each sportsman’
United’s maligned house owners have been criticised for his or her help of managers however the Glazers are more likely to be way more well-liked in Tampa Bay, the place the Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs within the Super Bowl this Sunday.
“I think when you operate at the top you try to widen your horizon, you have a network you speak to, of course,” Solskjaer mentioned. “I’m very pleased for the Glazers and the owners that they play the Super Bowl this weekend.
“For me, the massive studying from that one is perhaps the Tom Brady story – what he does to maintain going at such an age and to be so skilled.
Solskjaer says Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is an instance for each sportsman
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“He’s come into the club and he’s brought them to the Super Bowl. It’s not him by himself of course, but we tell our young players to be at the top level that it’s not just natural talent. But it’s dedication, hard work, focus.
“We’ve obtained the instance of Edinson (Cavani) coming into our place and the way a lot one participant can affect a group. We’ve had Eric Cantona coming into the group with that have.
“So Tom Brady is an example for every single sportsman out there that it’s still possible even at the age of 42 or 43, whatever he is now.”
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