Paul Pogba transfer: World-Cup winner is staying at Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


The Norwegian has no concerns over the World Cup winner’s future at the Theatre of Dreams

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been adamant Paul Pogba will stay at Old Trafford amid links to Real Madrid and Juventus.

Pogba said a ‘question mark remains’ over his future following United’s 4-0 rout of Chelsea in their Premier League opener on August 11.

While the Premier League’s transfer window has already closed, the La Liga and Serie A markets remain open until September 2 – prompting ongoing speculation about a possible move to Madrid or a sensational return to Juventus.

Solskjaer, however, has no concerns over star midfielder Pogba ahead of United’s trip to Wolves on Monday.

“You [the media] always put question marks around Paul,” Solskjaer said.

“I don’t think it’s odd saying enjoy playing, I have fun with my team-mates, I enjoy what I’m doing, I love my job and enjoy the game.

“Of course that sentence with the question mark about him, there’s always question marks about Paul.

“There’s not one press conference that I’ve not answered a question about Paul Pogba – 80 per cent of what he said was that he enjoyed that game and his time here.

“I’ve got absolutely no concerns on Paul. For me, yeah, he’s going to stay.”

The French midfielder started and played all 90 minutes in Manchester United’s first match, a battering of Chelsea.

Man Utd toppled Chelsea 4-0 in that season opener, with Pogba assisting the Red Devils’ final two goals with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James providing the finishes.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer admitted United have ‘too many’ centre-backs following the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

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With Maguire now at the Theatre of Dreams, Solskjaer’s options also include Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly, who has been recovering from a serious knee injury.

Argentina international Rojo was linked with a deadline-day move to Everton but a transfer did not materialise.

Next up for Pogba and co. has been a match against Wolves on Monday at the Molineux Stadium before taking on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. 




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