Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Says He is very Confident of Paul Pogba
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is confident of Paul Pogba staying with Manchester United. There have been speculations of the player leaving the club once his contract finishes according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Earlier this week Mino Railo said his client will not sign a contract when his present contract expires in 2022. He also said it would be better for all parties if Pogba left in January.
But Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: Paul’s got the hunger and appetite to play. He wants to train and he’s focused on performing when he gets a chance,”
It is not entirely clear who has the money to pay the kind of fee United would want, although Pogba’s former club Juventus have repeatedly been mentioned as being interested in the 27-year-old France World Cup winner.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had offered curt answers when questioned about Pogba since Tuesday’s Champions League elimination by RB Leipzig when the midfielder was introduced as a second-half substitute.
He was asked about the player earlier today the manager said Pogba’s attitude contrasted with that of other former United players when they were looking for the exit door.
“There’s been other players refusing to train and refusing to play – they’re not here any more, of course – but Paul’s not once done that,” said Solskjaer.
“He’s got the quality and the desire to do well when he comes on as he did against Leipzig when he had a positive impact.” Solskjaer also said: “There’s always pressure on you when you manage Manchester United.”
“That’s something I had to think about when I accepted the role. Do I have what it takes to be in such a situation? Can you handle setbacks? Can you handle success? I think I can.”