May 14, 2021

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Solskjaer gives Manchester United verdict on Paul Pogba documentary

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no problem with Paul Pogba taking part in a documentary that is due to give an insight into his life on and off the pitch.

The Manchester United midfielder has signed a deal with Amazon Prime to fill the documentary, which is due to air in 2022.

Pogba has been in outstanding form for United of late and he wore the captain’s armband for the first time in more than two years in the Europa League quarter-final second-leg win against Granada on Thursday night.

But his future remains unclear, with agent Mino Raiola saying in December that Pogba wanted to leave United. With his contract due to expire in the summer of 2022 the forthcoming transfer window could be the last opportunity United get to cash in on the World Cup winner.

Solskjaer praised his professionalism after handing him the captain’s armband on Thursday and the United boss has no issue with Pogba signing up with the broadcasters for a documentary on his life.

Whether he is still a United player when it’s released remains to be seen, but Solskjaer has no doubt that the 28-year-old’s focus will not be affected by the filming.

“Paul has been in the spotlight ever since he started at Man United, so I don’t see a problem with it,” said Solskjaer.

“Paul’s main focus is to get as much out of his career as possible.

“He wants to be the best player he can be and he wants to win as many trophies as possible.

“He has already won the World Cup and I can see his focus now is all about winning and playing the best possible football that he can.

“I know his personality. He is so lively. He gets energy from making people happy.


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“But his main focus will always be to win football games for us.”

Amazon Prime have filmed documentaries around Manchester City and Tottenham in recent seasons, as well as individual players, with Pogba the latest star to get the spotlight on them.

In announcing the documentary, Amazon Studios’ head of European originals, Georgia Brown, said: “We all know Paul for what he can do on a football pitch, but his influence reaches much further, and he is without doubt an icon for an entire generation,” she added.

“Through the unprecedented access afforded to us, Prime Video will show the man behind the fame, delving into his life off the pitch and letting him tell his story in his own words.”

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