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Solskjaer: Pogba is doing better, and we want to keep the best players

Paul Pogba has been linked to move away from Old Trafford this season, but Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants him to stay longer.

Pogba’s current deal expires in 12 months’ time but United have the option to extend it by another season.

Ever since the 27-year-old recovered from injury, he has been an excellent partner with Bruno Fernandes in United midfield.

It will be no surprise United will offer Pogba a new contract, since Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay has signed a long-term deal.

“Of course we want to keep the best players around the club and hopefully we can do something,” said Solskjaer.

“We want to build a squad for the future. We have secured one at the start and another who is really experienced. But we also need players in the mid-range group.

“Since Paul has come back he’s looking better and better. He’s enjoying his football so let’s see where it takes us.”

Besides Pogba, United fans have been waiting for their club to sign Jadon Sancho.

However, Dortmund only want £100m for Sancho which does not fit to Solskjaer transfer policy.

“The whole world has changed both financially and the perception we’ve got on values.

“Every time I put the case in front of Ed [Woodward – the club’s executive vice-chairman], I think it’s a sensible one and a realistic one. I’ve always got the club in the front of my mind.

“I don’t think short term, I always think long term and try to make good deals. I’m always quite careful with money.”