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Pogba ‘happy’ to stay at Manchester United as new contract talk begins

After months of speculations on what surrounds the future of Paul Pogba, it appears the Frenchman will be staying with Manchester United for the foreseeable future.

The world cup winner has been linked out of the club after failing to nail down a starting shirt coupled with some injuries. It became frustrating moments for the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at a point in the season.

But since the restart of the Premier League, Pogba, who returned from injury against Tottenham Hotspurs seemed to have found his form and he has been partnering well with January signing, Bruno Fernandes to the delight of the manager and the fans.

Pogba, who is entering the final year of his contract said he is “happy” at Old Trafford. This is coming a day after Solskjaer said he was hoping that the midfielder will sign a new contract. Although Pogba still has a year option with the club, so he might at least extend until 2022.           View this post on Instagram                  

Paul Pogba is discussing a new deal with with Manchester United. He is happy at United and wants to stay. He makes £290,000 per week. #paulpogba . Paul Pogba signed a 5 year / £75,400,000 contract with the Manchester United F.C., including an annual average salary of £15,080,000. In 2019, Pogba will earn a base salary of £15,080,000, while carrying a cap hit of £15,080,000.

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Pogba expected to sign fresh terms

According to ESPN, United have approached his representatives about the possibility of agreeing on fresh terms. With Pogba hinting that he is settled in Manchester, after two years of speculation linking him with moves to Real Madrid and Juventus, it appears the Frenchman will be with the Red Devils for another three years at least.

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Paul Pogba celebrates a goal against Aston Villa

The Frenchman, who appears to be the missing link in Manchester United’s midfield, in an interview with United Review said he is excited to be back fully fit.

“Just being back training, touching the ball, and doing what I love is amazing; I missed it so much.

“You realize when you’re out for a long time how much you really enjoy playing football and how much you love it.”

This kind of comment has made United to be relaxed about Pogba’s long-term future and will exercise the one-year option in his contract next season at least if a new deal has not been agreed.

It however remains uncertain if the likes of Madrid and Juventus can afford the overall package, which could include a hefty transfer fee and lucrative wages to sign Pogba following the coronavirus pandemic.

Pogba returned into the starting line up of a Solskjaer’s team that is on a 17-game unbeaten run.

They have the chance to secure a top-four spot and a place in next season’s Champions League if they win their remaining four games, with the hope that either Chelsea or Leicester City froo points.

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