The Red Devils have triggered a one-year contract extension clause with Paul Pogba tying the French midfielder to the club until June 2022.
Recently, Pogba had said it would be “a dream” to play for Real Madrid one day amid the silence of his contract extension at the club. His contract at the Old Trafford was due to expire next summer. Though, United have exercised their option to extend the deal with one more year. However, The extension is believed to have been made amid Solskjaer’s believes outsiders are trying to create a division at the club following reports Bruno Fernandes has lost faith in him.
Additionally, It is believed the deal was triggered when the France World Cup winner fuelled talk about his future during the international break when he spoke up about the idea of playing for Real Madrid.
Asked about those comments in a press conference preview of the trip to Newcastle, Solskjaer responded, “Paul is our player. He is going to be here for another two years and I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us. We also want the see the best from Paul”.
“So, in the next couple of years, I’m sure we’ll get the best out of him”.
The year’s option is a feature built into the majority of contracts United agree with players when they sign, with the club having control of that clause.
Solskjaer-Outsiders are trying to create a division at Manchester United
The Norwegian believes outsiders are trying to create a division at the club following reports that Bruno Fernandes has lost faith in him.
These reports emerged over the international break claiming the midfielder was unhappy with his coach after the 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham.
Though, Fernandes was quick to shut down any talk of a rift between him and Solskjaer. When asked of the same, he responded the stories were created to “destabilize” the group.
Fernandes’ response pleased Solskjaer who later on said, “welcome to Manchester United. This is what happens when you lose a couple. We know any little chance from outside they want to create a division. I think Bruno spoke really well the other day. We are United and we have to stay together. We can’t listen to everyone on the outside. We’ve got to just get on with it”.