Fergie hopeful on Pogba
Sir Alex Ferguson remains confident that highly-rated midfielder Paul Pogba will commit his long-term future to Manchester United.
Last Updated: 01/02/12 4:28pm
Sir Alex Ferguson remains confident that highly-rated midfielder Paul Pogba will pen a contract extension at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old's future has been the subject of heated debate this season, with his current deal at Old Trafford running down.
He is held in high regard by United, but they have been unable to get him to agree fresh terms.
That has alerted the likes of Juventus to his potential availability, with the Serie A giants one of a number of clubs said to be closely monitoring his situation.
Ferguson is aware of the speculation, but is adamant that no-one at Old Trafford is concerned by it.
He says Pogba, who was handed his Premier League debut in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Stoke, has indicated that he would like to stay and it is now just a matter of putting the relevant paperwork in place.
Ferguson, who saw Ravel Morrison head for West Ham on deadline day after failing to agree an extension to his deal with the Red Devils, said: "Pogba did very well.
"The boy has great talent and tremendous physique for an 18-year-old. You can't believe it.
"We are negotiating his contract at the moment. It is a bit complicated at the moment because he has changed his agent a couple of times.
"But the boy wants to stay, that is obvious. Hopefully we can get it done soon."