The French midfielder became the costliest player in history of the game when he signed for the Red Devils in 2016.
Just a few days ago, Real Madrid had revealed that they will be going to give extended transfer budget to Zinedine Zidane to acquire his top targets in the summer. Reportedly, Zidane is eyeing towards Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.
While Hazard and Mbappe have been on Los Blancos’ wish list for some time, the inclusion of Pogba made Manchester United fans frown on the possibility but their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unmoved.
“I don’t like to talk about other teams’ players of course but this is another challenge with international breaks players are available all the time as well and it’s a different environment,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday.
The Norwegian insists that Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United despite widespread media speculations. Pogba had said that a transfer to Real Madrid is “a dream for anyone,” while Zinedine Zidane has said he likes the French midfielder “a lot.”
Ole said, “Paul is a very nice and polite man who then answered a general question on Zidane, who is an icon in France — a fantastic manager and used to be a fantastic player.”
“He’s just politely answered that question but Paul is happy here. He is going to be a big, big part. You like to build your team round him and that hasn’t changed at all,” he told the press.
Pogba is set to feature in their Premier League tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers as United look to take firm position in sealing their UEFA Champions League qualification.
Talking about the team, Solskjaer said, “Anthony will be fine, he’s going to be okay. Victor has had a good few days of training now so he’ll be ready. Apart from that, [Matteo] Darmian and Eric [Bailly] are still out. [Antonio] Valencia is still out and Alexis Sanchez is still out. But it’s a good strong squad.”
After Wolves, United will have nearly a week before they host FC Barcelona on 10th April in the first leg of the Quarterfinals in the UEFA Champions League.
The halt will give plenty of time for the administration to come to deal regarding Mike Phelan who is yet to be appointed on a permanent basis, following Solskjaer’s footsteps.
“I think Ed [Woodward] and Mick will get things sorted very soon, he’s a key part of the club,” Solskjaer said.
“Football has changed and the structure at football clubs has changed, me and Ed and Joel [Glazer] for that matter are looking to how can this club be ran as smoothly and as well as possible so we’ll see what the club will end up with.
“I’m happy discussing football with knowledgeable people in the right positions anyway,” he signed off with.