The midfielder and his negotiating agent are expected to demand a significant salary increase to extend their current job
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is not worried about the prospect of Paul Pogba’s contract negotiations going public as part of a new documentary about the star.
Pogba will be the focus of the new Amazon series that follows the life of the French midfielder.
It coincides with a critical moment for the star at Old Trafford as he prepares to discuss extending his deal, which expires next summer.
What was said?
“Paul has been in the spotlight since he started at Man Utd, so I don’t see a problem with that,” Solskjaer explained to reporters when asked about the documentary project.
“Paul is the main focus to get the most out of his career.
“He wants to be the best player he can be and he wants to win as many trophies as possible.
“He has already won the World Cup – and I see that his focus now is on winning and playing the best possible football he can.
“I know his personality. He is so lively. He gets his energy by making people happy.
“But his main focus will always be winning football games for us.”
The bigger picture
Pogba, 28, will be without a contract in June 2022, after United took advantage of a one-year extension in October.
Agent Mino Raiola has never shied away from linking his client to leaving Old Trafford, while Pogba himself has previously admitted that playing for the Real Madrid giant would be a “dream”.
Reports suggest Raiola will try to reach the best possible deal for the midfielder to extend, including a significant improvement in his current salary of £ 300,000 a week, taking advantage of United’s concerns that they could lose their star for free for a little more years if a deal cannot be reached.
Pogba has been in good standing for his club since returning from a month-long dismissal in March due to knee tendon problems, contributing three assists in the last four games as United consolidated their position in second place in the Premier League and advanced to the Europa League Semifinals. .