Paul Pogba dropped hint on Man Utd future in build-up to Europa League final

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hinted that he is going nowhere this summer despite years of transfer speculation linking him to Real Madrid.

The World Cup winner with France spoke positively about his time at Old Trafford before their Europa League final clash against Villarreal, despite the recent comments of agent Mino Raiola.

The 28-year-old has not been a guaranteed starter under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but was brought into the side to take on Unai Emery's side at the expense of Fred.

While talking about his desire to win another trophy with United, Pogba looked towards his future with the Red Devils by making a positional request to his Norwegian manager.

Pogba told BT Sport: “First of all, we don’t look too far, the Europa League, maybe play in one position, stick in one position. No, I’m not saying that (he’ll be a better player if he sticks in one position)."

Pogba then hinted that he is going nowhere this summer, having hailed the impact of Solskjaer while criticising Jose Mourinho earlier this year.

He added: "I’m saying what I can achieve maybe, maybe the next step is to stay and play in one position, to help my team to win the Premier League. That’s the next step, that’s what I’m saying.

"Everything is possible. If you don’t believe it, then there’s no point playing.”

Solskjaer said earlier this month: “I have always said with Paul that I enjoy managing him, I enjoy coaching him, I enjoy talking to him and I also enjoy challenging him because he is a winner.

"He wants to be better and that’s why he listens. You can see he’s enjoying himself here as well.

“He has a smile on his face. It’s important we treat each other with respect and I try to treat everyone with the same amount of respect.

"But there are some players you have known since they were young lads and that’s the case with Paul: the longer you have known them the easier it is to have a bond with them.”

After Pogba told Sky Sports in April: "What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn't go against the players. He wouldn't go against the players.

"Maybe Ole wouldn't pick them, but it's not like he puts them on the side like they don't exist anymore. That's the difference between Mourinho and Ole.

"Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that.

"The next day you don't know what happened. That's the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don't know. So, yeah."

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