Manchester United have made a brilliant start to their 2021/22 campaign. They have won three and drawn one of their first four games of the Premier League season. As a result, they sit at the top of the league table already. Although Chelsea and Liverpool have the same number of points and goal difference, the Red Devils have managed to score more goals.
Things are certainly looking up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, especially after Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible second debut for the club. The Portuguese legend completed a stunning return this summer and scored a brace against Newcastle United on his first match back.
And it looks like it might have an effect on the future of Paul Pogba as well. While he has been linked with several clubs in recent times, some rumours have suggested that the French midfield maestro is considering staying at Manchester United following Ronaldo’s second debut for the club.
As reported by Metro, when Solskjaer was asked about whether Ronaldo’s arrival could convince Pogba to stay, the manager said:
‘Yeah, well, it’s up to us now to get results and to prove to ourselves that we can win trophies.
‘Because I think everyone who signs for Man United wants to win trophies, wants to be part of a winning Man United – that’s the most magical feeling in the world, to be part of a winning Man United team.
‘So, yep, I think everyone is just focusing on doing our best and let’s see where we go.’
Could Pogba remain at Manchester United following Ronaldo’s return?
Only the future will tell what Pogba decides to do, but Ronaldo’s return surely would have boosted Manchester United’s hopes of extending the French midfielder’s current deal with the club.
Pogba has been playing some of the best football of his career this season. According to stats from Premier League’s official website, he has provided 7 assists in just 4 appearances for the Red Devils. Interestingly, that means that he has already provided more assists in this campaign than he did in three of his previous five with Manchester United.
It goes without saying that Pogba remaining at Old Trafford would be a massive boost for the club. He is a massive part of Solskjaer’s first-team plans and at 28 years of age, is in the prime of his career. But after four trophyless seasons, his decision might end up depending on how successful the club are this season.