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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Insists Manchester United Won't Sell Paul Pogba This Summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester Utd this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester Utd this summer / Alex Morton/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba this summer despite rumours linking the Frenchman with an exit from Old Trafford.

Pogba is in the final year of his contract and has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. If he refuses to sign a contract extension, the midfielder could leave on a free next summer, but Solskjaer is confident the 28-year-old will stay on at the club.

"I expect him (Pogba) to be here when September 1 comes," said Solskjaer. "If you've got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man United you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level.

"I'm not worried whatsoever that the length of any player's contract changes the level of their motivation and inspiration. You want to play well for your team, your teammates, yourself, your family, every time you play.

"You can't expect to score five goals every game but you do expect the attitude to be right every game. I have no worries about Paul whatsoever. He's enjoying his football and I've said many times, my job is to make sure we're getting the best out of Paul and Bruno and all the individuals."

Meanwhile, former midfielder Paul Scholes has predicted Pogba will remain with the Premier League side for the long term, saying: "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."