Teenage midfielder opts to shun overtures from other clubs
12 March 2012
Sky Sports understands teenage midfielder Paul Pogba has agreed to sign a new contract to stay at Manchester United.
Pogba's future at Old Trafford was uncertain as he was due to be out of contract at the end of the season and had been heavily linked with a move to Juventus.
The 18-year-old's situation was recently described as 'precarious' by his agent and speculation had suggested Pogba was set to leave United.
His omission from the squad for the recent Europa League home defeats by Ajax and Athletic Bilbaoonly prompted further doubts over his future.
However, Pogba was back in Sir Alex Ferguson's plans for Sunday's game against West Bromwich Albion and he appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 win.
Speaking after the victory which sent United to the top of the Premier League table, Ferguson confirmed Pogba was still making up his mind regarding a contract.
It is now understood that Pogba has elected to continue his career with the reigning champions and has agreed terms with the club.
Pogba has made five substitute appearances for the Red Devils this season after making his debut against Leeds United in the Carling Cup.