Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated Paul Pogba will not leave Manchester United this summer – despite the France international saying there is a “big question mark” over his future.
Ahead of Monday’s trip to Wolves, live on Sky Sports, the United manager fielded questions on Pogba – and where he might end up – following the midfielder’s latest remarks after the 4-0 win over Chelsea last Sunday.
“You always put question marks around Paul, don’t you?” Solskjaer asked the journalists gathered for his weekly news conference.
We know there have been things said. Time will tell. We remain still on this big question mark.
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“I’ve got no concerns on Paul. For me, he is going to stay,” the United boss continued.
“I don’t think it is odd saying, ‘I enjoy playing, I have fun with my team-mates, I enjoy what I’m doing, I love my job – and I’ve enjoyed the game’.
“Of course, that sentence with the question mark about him – there’s always question marks about Paul Pogba.
“There’s not one press conference where I have not answered a question about Paul Pogba.
“Eighty per cent of what he said is ‘I enjoyed the game’ and his time now.”
Pogba has been linked with Real Madrid since he admitted, while on international duty with France in March, that playing for the La Liga club under Zinedine Zidane would be a “dream for anyone”.
Since the end of last season, Pogba said it might be time for a new challenge, with his agent, Mino Raiola, later confirming the 26-year-old wants out of United.
United insist he is not for sale while Real appear unable to afford the deal – despite Zidane’s insistence he get his man. They had a player-plus-cash offer, including James Rodriguez, turned down in July.