Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is “happy” at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with a move away from the club.
According to Goal, United and Pogba have not held any discussions about the possibility of a new deal.
That could force the Red Devils to cash in on the midfielder this summer, rather than risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
But Solskjaer refused to be drawn on the rumours linking Pogba with rival clubs.
“Speculation about Paul is always going to be there, we’ve got a good open dialogue with Paul so what we talk about and how we see that situation remains between us,” he said, speaking ahead of Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Everton.
“I’m just happy he’s focused and playing really well and he’s happy within himself and that’s important. You can see Paul enjoying football himself with a red shirt on.
“I think you should ask Paul what he’s done [to improve his form]. Because the answer is Paul has really knuckled down, he’s worked hard, he’s got his fitness, I have said this many a time he had a bad season last season with injuries and he had Covid this season and an injury but he really works hard and is playing in a team that plays well and he’s a big inspiration for everyone.
“He always has a big smile… well not always a big smile because in training yesterday when his team lost you can see how that affects him and he wasn’t happy. But today is a new day and he is ready to go again tomorrow.
“I think it’s important for every player that you have a one to one relationship and that you have an open relationship and you can be honest about the situation.
“I try to manage every player as a different individual and a different human being and that’s the way I liked to be managed and hopefully the boys feel that I’m trying to get the best out of them to make a good team together.”
Pogba picked up a muscular injury in the 3-3 draw with Everton, a result which leaves United two points adrift of top spot.
Solskjaer confirmed after the game that the Frenchman will be sent for a scan on Sunday.
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