Manchester United don’t give up hopes to retain Paul Pogba with them, at least for another season and have done everything they can, good or bad, to keep the French midfielder within their ranks. Real Madrid and Juventus were seen as the biggest candidates to sign the World Cup winner, but now everything points out that Pogba will have to stay for another 12 months in Old Trafford.
Now, the Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assured that Pogba can have the ‘new challenge’ he is looking for this summer if he stays with them, while also confirming that the club hasn’t received offers for the 26-year-old.
“I’ve not been upset by anything he’s said because we’ve had many conversations and I know exactly what Paul is thinking. I can give him a new challenge,” the United boss told the Daily Mail.
“I’ve said many times about Paul that he’s a top, top boy and a great player and he’s never, ever been a problem. When we get him playing as he did when I came in, and if we get him playing like that again, he will win you over,” Solskjaer explained.
“I can’t dive into all this and hypothetical questions and all that. But we’ve not had offers. I can say the same about whichever player. If we don’t get an offer for a player we would have to pay them out for them not to be here, don’t we, so we haven’t had offers.”
Talking about other players, the Norwegian boss made it clear that he expected some of them to see more minutes next season.
“Andreas I expect a lot more from, Scotty I expect a lot more from,” he said. “Those two between them had maybe 15-20 starts last season. You expect them to have at least 20 each this season maybe even more. That’s maybe two players into one that can replace Ander.”
United have done a couple of good signings this summer and next season looks very promising for them. They still have to complete some transfers and have to sell some players, but their manager looks confident ahead of the new campaign, which Solskjaer hopes will be one where they win trophies.