Man United trigger one-year extension in Pogba's contract

  • Man United trigger one-year extension in Pogba's contract

Man United trigger one-year extension in Pogba's contract

Manchester United have triggered the extension to Paul Pogba's contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.

The reports said United's decision to extend his contract was taken before Pogba said on worldwide duty with France that he would love to play for Real Madrid one day.

The 23-year-old missed the majority of last season as a result of injury as the Cherries suffered demotion from the Premier League into the English Championship.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brushed off those comments from the Frenchman, who would have been out of contract next June, during his news conference on the eve of Saturday's Premier League clash at Newcastle United.

"Paul's our player", Solskjaer told the press prior Manchester United's game against Newcastle on Sunday.

The Norwegian added: "And Bruno has now lost two league games since he came to the club and he came in in February".

"The spotlight should be on me, because I'm the manager and I'm responsible", said Solskjaer. "He's going to be here for another two years and I'm sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul".

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. He knows he will bounce back. "We've just got to get on with it".

United now sit in 16th place having lost two of their opening three league games of the new season. I think Bruno spoke really well the other day about we are united, we have to stay together.