Paul Pogba is loving life at Manchester United ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash with Brighton, reports say. The France international is in line to start at the Amex Stadium after impressing in matches against Tottenham, Sheffield United and Norwich since the domestic season resumed. And he could now go on to sign a new contract with the Red Devils.
Pogba wanted to leave Manchester United a year ago, at a time where both Real Madrid and Juventus were aggressively courting his signature.
But the France international ended up staying, with both clubs failing to meet their huge £150million asking price for the midfielder.
Pogba had only played eight times for United before the coronavirus crisis struck, with the midfielder sidelined through injury.
But he’s impressed in matches against Tottenham, Sheffield United and Norwich since the resumption of the domestic season – handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a major boost.
And French newspaper L’Equipe say the Frenchman is ‘swimming with happiness’ at the current time.
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Pogba appears to be enjoying his football at United and has struck up an impressive partnership with new signing Bruno Fernandes in the middle of the park.
And with Real and Juventus cooling their interest in the 2018 World Cup winner, there remains a chance he may end up staying put.
Solskjaer has never wanted Pogba to leave.
He’s repeatedly backed the midfielder in front of the eyes of the world and refused to become embroiled in spats with the player’s controversial agent, Mino Raiola.
And Solskjaer is said to be pleased at how Pogba has responded since his return from injury – and his form alongside Fernandes in particular.
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Meanwhile, United coach Michael Carrick recently opened up on Pogba and Fernandes and hailed the duo for striking up an immediate understanding with one another.
“It is understandable why a lot of the questions are ‘can they play together’ because they are two fantastic talents,” he said.
“We feel we’ve got a really good balance in midfield between all the lads really.
“It is kind of unfair to single them out asking ‘can they play together’ because the other boys have done a terrific job and will have plenty to say as well.
“Of course, the talk is about Bruno and Paul and I’m sure they can play together. That’s why they are both here at the club and I’m sure they are looking forward to it. But as Bruno and Paul would totally understand me saying, it is not just about them.”
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Solskjaer was also full of praise, saying before the Brighton game: “The forward players know they have players behind them who can create something out of nothing.
“Bruno can create chances where there’s no space – a little flick around the corner; he’s been very good with his back to play.
“Paul creates too; they’re both creative players who can pick a pass, players with individual qualities.
“To be a centre-forward in front of these two is a joy. I’ve felt that myself playing with Paul Scholes, Juan Sebastian Veron, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs… it’s a nice position to be in.”
United beat Brighton 3-1 when the sides met earlier in the season.
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