Manchester United Triggers Paul Pogba's Contract Extension After Madrid "dream" Declaration

Paul Pogba admitted the idea of ​​working with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid was a "dream" while on international duty with France.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba has had his contract extended with Manchester United.

The 27-year-old's contract expired this summer and speculation about his immediate future has started to turn.

These rumors were only fueled during the last international break after Pogba admitted joining Real Madrid would be a dream.

He said last week as cited by Sports Central: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. “It is a dream for me, why not one day? "I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves. "I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

At the time, he revealed that talks with Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward had yet to begin, despite having only months left on his contract.

Pogba added: "No-one has told me anything. "I have not spoken to [United executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward. We haven't spoken about a new deal. "At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form. "I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not.

And Solskjaer has now confirmed that Pogba will stay at the club at least until summer of 2022 after the Red Devils triggered the 12-month extension clause in his contract.

He told reporters ahead of this weekend’s visit to Newcastle: "Paul is our player, he is gonna be here for another two years. “Paul is focused on doing his best for us. In the next couple of years I'm sure we'll get the best out of him.

Pogba has played Manchester United's three Premier League appearances so far this season, but has come under fire after their 6-1lost to Tottenham last time around.