French star midfielder Paul Pogba is now under contract with Manchester United through the 2021/22 season. The Premier League side picked up the club option to add an extra year to his original deal, with the news being confirmed by Man Utd’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskajer on Friday.
United didn’t trigger Pogba’s clause previously as they hoped to sign him to a long-term extension this year. However, with the talks between the two sides stalled, the club decided to make the move and avoid the risk of losing the 27-year-old midfielder for nothing next summer.
“Paul is our player, he’s going to be here for another two years,” said Solskjaer during a news conference. “I’m sure he’s focused on doing his best for us, and we want to see the best of Paul.”
Pogba ended the last season on a high note but struggled in 2020/21. He is yet to score a goal or provide an assist in the Premier League while proving to be a non-factor in other aspects of the game.
However, Solskajer believes that the Frenchman can re-discover his form as the season progresses.
“I’m sure in the next couple of years, we’ll get the best out of him,” he added.