Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted today that Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension clause in Paul Pogba’s contract, tying the midfielder to the club until June 2022.
Pogba’s Old Trafford contract was due to expire next summer but United, as widely expected, have exercised their option to extend the deal by a further year.
At today’s pre-match conference for the clash with Newcastle United, Solskjaer intimated United had taken up their 12-month option in Pogba’s deal.
The midfielder’s current contract runs to 2021 and includes a 12-month option which United can be triggered.
The deal is believed to have been triggered before the France World Cup winner fuelled talk about his future during the recent international break when he spoke up about the idea of playing for Real Madrid one day.
The United coach was asked about those comments in Friday’s press conference previewing the trip to Newcastle, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
And Solskjaer stated: “Paul is our player and he will be here for another two years.
“He is focused on the best for us and I’m sure that in these two years we will get the best out of him.”