Over the past few weeks, with Manchester United keen to extend Paul Pogba’s contract with the club, there have been rumours linking him with a move to Italian clubs. The papers suggested that the talented youngster would be able to leave on a free this summer although the manager has today confirmed we have the option to extend his current deal for another year.

“We have an option on Paul’s contract that takes us into a year-and-a-half away so in that respect there’s not a great emergency about it,” Ferguson said. “But we’d like the boy to sign a contract and if he’d like to be a Manchester United player then he knows what to do. There will be chances here. We’ve got players capable of wearing the red jersey and, and they’ll wear it with complete confidence they can do well.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated the club’s stance on the player, that we want him to stay, and that he shouldn’t be in a rush to leave United for bigger contracts, even if his agent thinks otherwise.

“He’s got an agent who’s obviously become a bit difficult but we’re negotiating with this agent and we want the boy to stay,” Ferguson insisted. “But it’s down to the individual also. Matt Busby summed it up perfectly, that you don’t need to chase money at a club like Manchester United, it will eventually find you. If you’re good enough, you will earn money and become rich playing for us, there’s no doubt about it. You hope he gets the right advice. All the young players who remain here always do well. It’s one of these situations that they can chase the money early in their career but at the end it’s not the same as if they’d stayed here. It’s the decision the player has to take himself, no matter who he is, about where they think their best future will be. He just needs to look round about him to realise that. But if he wants to go, there is nothing we can do about it.”