Solskjær provides update on Paul Pogba's contract situation at Man United
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Solskjær provides update on Paul Pogba's contract situation at Man United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Paul Pogba will sign a new contract at the club to put an end to the continuous exit rumors. 

The midfielder has long been linked with a move to either Real Madrid or Juventus and came close to leaving last summer after admitting he was 'ready for a new challenge' away from the club.

He has since endured an injury-filled campaign, but seem to be getting back to his former self since the restart with assured performances. 

His form in the middle of the park alongside January arrival Bruno Fernandes has excited fans, and most of them feel it is a matter of time before the Frenchman signs a new deal. 

The club manager too feels the midfielder could extend his stay beyond the current campaign. 

"I can't comment on discussions between players and the club but of course we want to keep the best players," Solskjaer said.

"We want to build a squad for the future and Scott and Nemanja, they're in similar positions but in different stages of their careers - one at the start and one really experienced one.

"We also need players in that mid-range group so hopefully we can do something. I know that since Paul came back from injury he's looking better and better. He's just enjoying his football and let's see where it takes us."

Meanwhile, United will be in action away to Aston Villa on Thursday night hoping to continue with their scintillating form since the restart. 

They have won three Premier League matches in a row and could pick a fourth victory away to the relegation-threatened Villains to move closer to clinching a Champions League spot.