Premier League

Paul Pogba: Man Utd trigger one-year contract extension

Manchester United have triggered the one-year extension in midfielder Paul Pogba’s contract to keep him tied to the club until 2022.

The Frenchman’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season, although it was always expected that United would take up their option to add that extra year if an immediate contract extension couldn’t be reached.

Pogba has started all three of United’s Premier League this term, including the 6-1 home thrashing by Tottenham.

During the international break, Pogba said a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid would be “a dream”.

It is understood the decision to extend his contract was taken a few weeks ago, before Pogba’s comments.

Pogba rejoined United from Juventus for a club record £89m in 2016.

An ankle injury restricted him to 22 games last season.

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