Paul Pogba WILL stay at Manchester United because they ‘can go and win trophies’, claims Paul Scholes as ex-midfielder tips the Frenchman to ‘add a lot’ after FOUR assists in season opener
- Paul Pogba finds himself out of contract at Man United at the end of the season
- Pogba and the club have so far failed to come to an agreement for an extension
- PSG are said to be interested but Paul Scholes now believes Pogba will stay
Manchester United’s ability to now compete for trophies on all fronts will see Paul Pogba extend his stay at Old Trafford, predicts Paul Scholes.
Pogba, who has previously attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, is out of contract at the end of the 2021-22 season.
Discussions over a new deal between United and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola have not resulted in an extension but Scholes believes the quality of United’s squad will convince the Frenchman to stay.
Paul Pogba is predicted to extend his contract at Manchester United by Paul Scholes
United’s strength in depth and ability to contend for trophies is what Scholes thinks will be key
The former Manchester United midfielder thinks Pogba can ‘add a lot’ to this season’s team
‘I think he’ll stay,’ Scholes told Premier League Productions on Saturday night.
‘I think he will. When he was playing a couple of years ago in a team that wasn’t quite functioning as well as this one looks like it might do, and with the amount of attacking players he’s got, the ability he’s got, I think he’ll add a lot to this team.
‘I think he’ll end up signing a new contract.
‘If this team carries on in this manner, progressing like it is – I don’t want to get too excited – but it’s a team that can go on and win trophies and that’s what he wants to do.’
Pogba dominated against Leeds United and matched a record with four assists in one game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Pogba ‘freedom of roam’ against Leeds and it paid off handsomely
Pogba showed all his qualities in the season opener when he produced four assists in United’s 5-1 rout of Leeds.
He managed just four league assists in the past two seasons and has often been criticised for a lack of consistency during his second go-round at United.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he will need Pogba at his best to take the challenge to champions Manchester City in the title race this season.
Asked to comment on Pogba’s performance, Solskjaer told BT Sport: ‘I’ve had a great relationship with Paul all the time, today was just about “go out there and enjoy yourself”, we gave him the freedom to roam.
‘All the best players want to feel our trust in them and confidence. He can create moments out of nothing and I was impressed with his fitness.’
Pogba lifted the League Cup and Europa League in 2016-17 after rejoining United from Juventus but the £89million midfielder has failed to win any silverware since.
Pogba (left) will be challenge to show consistency over the campaign to boost a title bid
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