Manchester United boss Solskjaer opens up and has big Pogba announcement for fans
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected suggestions Paul Pogba’s performance levels for Manchester United have dipped amid all the talk that he is eyeing up a summer move to Real Madrid.
Pogba has been in spectacular form for United since the arrival of Solskjaer and is starting to show the kind of world class ability which forced United to splash over £100 million to secure his services from Juventus just a few seasons ago.
However, over the past few weeks there has been some speculation linking the Frenchman with a mega money move away from Old Trafford as Madrid are keen to splash the cash and revamp their side, with talk Zinedine Zidane will be handed a massive £450 million to sign some big name players in the transfer market.
But Solskjaer has come out and claimed that despite all the transfer speculation surrounding the midfielder’s future, Pogba is fully focused on doing the job for the club.
“In my talks with Paul he has always been positive here and I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him,” Solskjaer said on the Sky Sports website.
“I thought Paul made us play [against Barcelona]. He settled us down a bit, in the first half especially.
“We just fell away towards the end but the effort he put in physically was just tremendous, he had his highest-ever output physically.
“So he has never run as much in a Manchester United shirt. That was brilliant the way the effort and attitude is there.”
Pogba is now the man that United can rely on, and he is the man that gives that extra bit of superstar quality to the midfield, so it is easy to see just why Madrid are prepared to spend big money and try to prise him away from Old Trafford. But at the end of the day, he will not be leaving unless he actually asks to leave the club.
He has a big contract at United and the Red Devils do not need to sell, so unless he comes out and announces I want this move, United have nothing to worry about.
There will always be transfer speculation surrounding his future, but for now, it is just rumours and nothing more than the media trying to stir up trouble for United and Solskjaer.