Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has complete faith in Paul Pogba’s commitment to Manchester United and is convinced he will remain at the club beyond the end of the transfer window.
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and has again been linked with a move away this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain interested.
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But Solskjaer expects Pogba to still be a United player when the transfer window closes at the end of this month and even if the campaign progresses with no new deal signed he has backed the World Cup winner to remain committed to the cause.
However, Solskjaer has challenged the midfielder to continue to hit those heights during the season.
“That’s the challenge for everyone – that you play to a high standard every weekend when you’re a Manchester United player,” he said.
“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 is changing the level of their motivation and inspiration.
“You want to play well for your team, your teammates, yourself, your family, every time you play.
“We can’t expect Bruno to score a hat-trick every time, of course we can’t, we can’t score five goals every game. That’s not how the world works.
“What I expect is that the attitude and the approach to every game is the right one.
“That we have the same focus, the right focus, the right professionalism and, with that, I have no worries about Paul whatsoever. I expect him to be here when September 1 comes.”
Pogba will be free to talk to overseas clubs on January 1 unless he signs a new deal before then. United have offered him a new contract, but the former Juventus midfielder could decide to wait and see what other offers are on the table.
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