Solskjaer announces fans’ support to help Manchester United wrap up another summer deal
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the Manchester United fans’ support could be key in retaining Paul Pogba this summer.
Pogba is easily regarded as one of the finest midfielders in world football, but has been unable to consistently produce the goods at Old Trafford.
His poor performances, his mouthy agent and the rumours linking him with a move away has dominated the headlines over the past few transfer windows, as all indications suggested that he is open to a move away from the club.
However, United boss Solskjaer has made no secret of it that he wants to keep Pogba at the club and is working on trying to get him to sign a new contract at the club that would end all speculation.
He received a rousing reception on the first day of the season as he inspired United to a memorable 5-1 victory over rivals Leeds United., and Following the game, in which Pogba stood out with a brilliant haul of four assists, Solskjaer was asked whether the backing of the United support would aid the star in his decision.
“The last 18 months have been strange, the only interaction have been through media, you have watched the games on telly so to be reunited with the fans like Paul and Bruno [Fernandes] is important, this is the real Man Utd, this is how I sold Man Utd to Edinson [Cavani], you can’t leave after one season with no fans,” he said.
“Will it help persuade him? In short: yes.”
There is no doubt that Pogba has the potential to be the biggest player at United, so it will be interesting to see if he does commit to the club as the signings they have made over the past few weeks should prove they want to win trophies again