Player close to signing five year deal with Manchester United

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According to reports, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is close to agreeing a new five-year deal.

The midfielder has one year to run on the five-year deal he signed in 2016, though United have a 12-month extension clause which they’ll trigger next January.

The team’s improvement is believed to be the reason behind Pogba’s change of mind to stay at the club. The player appears to be happier at Old Trafford and is pleased with the club’s direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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It is believed that Pogba’s decision to stay could see United postpone a move for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, as the Englishman had initially been lined up as a replacement for Pogba.