Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United must win more trophies if Paul Pogba is to be persuaded to stay at Old Trafford, and praised the attitude of the World Cup winner as speculation about his future continues to mount .
Pogba has often been linked with an Old Trafford exit over the past two years, with Agent Mino Raiola stirring the pot in early December claiming his client “needs to change teams”.
The midfielder has won two major honors since re-signing for Manchester United in 2016 – the League Cup and Europa League in his first season back at the club – and speculation has surfaced regarding a potential return to Juventus, the club where Pogba has won four successive victories. Serie A titles.
“It’s always a demand here at Manchester United to win trophies,” Solskjaer told ESPN. “And the more trophies we win, the more players will want to play for us – so the higher standards you have to set yourself.
“It’s a demand for the players, a challenge for the players that we want them to improve and improve more and more. Paul has been here for a while and of course he wants to win more trophies. He has a very, very good attitude to training and football.
“He loves football, he’s ambitious, he wants to be successful – like most of the other team members. We are not all the same.
“I would say this team has impressed me with their attitude and their spirit lately and the way they do their jobs. Of course it’s up to us to win trophies and then we’ll see who makes the team. forward.”
United are just five points away from first place in the Premier League with a game in hand, and have another silverware shot in the Carabao Cup, with Solskjaer’s side facing Everton in the quarter-finals Wednesday.