Solskjaer opens up and announces confidence World Cup winner Pogba will be at Manchester United next season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can keep Real Madrid target Paul Pogba at Manchester United this coming transfer window.
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, he is certain that the French world cup winner will be at Old Trafford next season.
“There might be a campaign, you never know what there is,” said Solskjaer.
“But in my talks with Paul he’s always been positive. I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him. He’s focused on performing and he’s a proud player. He always gives his best.
“He has made a difference for us in a few games, but so has Romelu [Lukaku], so has Marcus [Rashford]. There have been different players in different periods that have made the difference. It’s not just about one player. It’s not just about Paul.
“He had his highest ever output physically on Wednesday night against Barcelona , he’d never ran as much in a United shirt. That was brilliant.
“The effort and attitude is there. I thought in the first-half, we speak about Fred and Scott McTominay, but I thought Paul made us play. He settled us down a bit, in the first-half especially. We just fell away towards the end. But the effort he put in was tremendous.”
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.