Solskjaer – Silverware can convince Pogba to stay

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed in a chat with ESPN that his squad can also play their part in convincing Paul Pogba to stay put at Old Trafford by proving that they can win trophies.

The Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola has publicly stated that his client wants to leave Manchester United next summer or when his current contract runs out in 2022.

Solskjaer described Pogba as an ambitious player and stated that he can win trophies with him. The Frenchman has already been linked with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.

“There’s always a demand at Man United to win trophies and the more you win trophies, the more players are going to want to play for us and then there’s a higher standard you’ve got to set yourself,” Solskjaer said in an interview with ESPN.

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“It’s a demand for the players, it’s a challenge for the players that we want them to improve and get better and better. Paul has been here for a while and of course, he wants to win more trophies.

“It’s down to us to win trophies and then let’s see who will be part of the team going forward.”

Raiola’s comments heightened speculations over the player’s next move although the Red Devils haven’t given up on him just yet as they hope to agree a new deal with him.

Meanwhile, Man United will face Everton in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday and Pogba will likely start for the Red Devils as they hunt for silverware.

Solskjaer went on to insist that the France international is not distracted by talks concerning his future.

“He’s got a very, very good attitude to the training and his football,” Solskjaer added.

“He loves football and he’s ambitious and wants to have success like most of the others — most of the others that are in the squad. We’re not all the same but I would say that this squad has impressed me with their attitude, spirit and the way they go about their work.”