PAUL POGBA promised to keep pushing Mason Greenwood to the very top in a hint he will stay at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old sensation bagged his fourth goal in three games and 16th so far this season in all competitions in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa.
And World Cup winner Pogba vowed to do all he can to help the youngster fulfil his potential.
Asked about what it is like to play alongside Greenwood at the moment, Pogba said: “I enjoy this kid in training and in the game.
“I will keep pushing him to be at the top. He has so much to do and can do even more.
“What he is doing right now, he is showing he can play in this team.”
Greenwood lashed home another emphatic finish on the stroke of half-time at Villa Park as United became the first side to win four consecutive Premier League matches by at least three goals.
After the break, Pogba scored his first goal of the season – on July 9 – and looks to be enjoying his football again in a Red Devils shirt.
No player on the pitch had more key passes, touches, successful passes, won possession more times or competed in more duels in the match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the midfielder – who is out of contract next year – will sign a new deal.
But with rumours continuing to link the £89million Frenchman with a transfer away from Old Trafford, he was typically mysterious when quizzed about staying in Manchester.
Pogba added: “Right now, like I said, I’ve been injured for a very long time. I focused on myself and getting back to help the team as much as I can.
“We didn’t win the Premier League and that’s the goal. We haven’t won anything this year so obviously we have to keep working – there is a lot to do.
Paul Pogba’s stats vs Aston Villa
Goals: 1 (1st= on pitch)
Shots: 1 (7th=)
Shots on target: 1 (2nd)
Key passes: 3 (1st=)
Successful passes: 70 (1st)
Total passes in opp. half: 55 (1st)
Touches: 91 (1st)
Total duels: 11 (1st=)
Total aerial duels: 3 (2nd=)
Possession gained: 8 (1st)
“This year we still have two goals: to win the Europa League and the FA Cup so we are focused on that.
“Today I had one shot and I got the goal – I am really pleased to help the team as much as I can.
“The performance today and the past few weeks are very good and are at the standards of Manchester United.”