Pogba and Solskjaer give update on midfielder’s Man Utd future after Villa win

Paul Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were both asked about the midfielder's future after Manchester United's win at Aston Villa – and their answers will give fans hope.

World Cup-winning midfielder Pogba scored his first goal of the season to put the gloss on United's 3-0 victory at Villa Park on Thursday night.

The win moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to within a point of fourth-placed Leicester as the Red Devils chase a Champions League place next season.

Pogba is reportedly still a target for Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window after the midfielder said he wanted a new challenge last summer.

But having returned from injury since football's restart, he has forged a promising midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes and hopes are high that he will stay at Old Trafford.

And asked about his future after the game, Pogba said he was focused on helping United achieve a silverware double.

“Right now, I’ve been injured for a very long time, I focused on myself to get back and help the team as much as I can," the 27-year-old told Sky Sports.

"We have two goals, to go for the Europa League and FA Cup, we focus on that."

United of course have a third goal, and that is to ensure Champions League football is back at Old Trafford next season.

Achieving that could be key to persuading Pogba to stay, and the midfielder's manager is hopeful.

“We still have a contract with Paul. He is a fantastic person, fantastic player – one of the best midfielders in the world," said Solskjaer after the Villa game.

“It's a different team to the one he left when he was injured. Everything is miles better in that dressing room."

Pogba is entering the final year of his current contract, with United holding the option of a further 12 months.

His exploits against Villa helped Solskjaer's side set a new Premier League record – becoming the first team to win four successive games by a three-goal margin.

And he outlined his demand for high standards by challenging his teammates to maintain their current form and mount a Premier League title challenge next season.

"It’s a big club, we want to keep the level up always, the performance today and the past few weeks are very good and they are the standard of Manchester United," said Pogba.

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