PAUL POGBA is ready to perform a stunning U-turn on his Manchester United future by opening talks to sign a new contract, according to reports.
The Frenchman appeared destined to leave Old Trafford earlier in the season having grown impatient with the club's poor league form and interest from Real Madrid.
But the return of the Premier League campaign following lockdown has seen Pogba get back to his best following a string of injuries.
He has managed to forge a prolific partnership with January signing Bruno Fernandes as United mount a charge for a Champions League spot.
They are currently four points adrift of fourth-place Leicester with a game in hand over the Foxes.
And United's upturn in form is convincing the 27-year-old that the club's ambitions are shared on the pitch.
The Daily Mail report how Pogba's representatives are willing to hold talks with United chiefs at the end of the season to extend his stay.
It will come as a huge boost for Solskjaer with Pogba's current deal expiring in 2021 with the option of an extra year.
If he does put pen-to-paper, he will become one of the club's top earners alongside David De Gea and Alexis Sanchez braced to pocket around £400,000-a-week.
It will be a huge increase on his current pay packet believed to be around £290,000-a-week.
Manchester United haven't tasted defeat since Pogba's return to the side having won four and drawn one.
And with Mason Greenwood's growing influence, Solskjaer could have one of the most dangerous attacks in Europe.
Solskjaer hinted on Wednesday that he is hopeful of getting Pogba to sign a new deal having been impressed with his attitude.
He said: "Hopefully we can do something.
"Since Paul has come back he’s looking better and better. He’s enjoying his football and let’s see where it takes us.
“We want to keep the best players around the club. We want to build a squad for the future.”
Pogba had been linked with switches to Real Madrid and former club Juventus having initially refused to sign a new contract.
But the European powerhouses may be forced to curb their interest with limited finances following the coronavirus pandemic.