The 26-years-old French midfielder has been linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid for a while now.
Ahead of their final UEFA Europa League game, Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that star midfielder Paul Pogba still has a lot to offer to the club despite being sidelined since the end of September.
The coach said that when Pogba returns, he has a key role to play for the club this season. The player is currently recovering from an ankle injury and will not be a part of the squad on Thursday against AZ Alkmaar.
Reports before the press conference hinted that Pogba might have made an appearance in the match on the basis that he was actively involved in training lately but the coach has cleared the confusion.
“Let’s get Paul fit first and back in form and then he’ll play loads of games,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to ESPN.
“For me, he’s one of the best players in the world and we are looking forward to having him back.
“It’s too early [for him to play] yet. We hope [he will play in 2019]. He’s working hard to get fit so hopefully, we can get him back on the pitch.”
United are on a roll after beating Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in the same week with a similar score of 2-1. Before the games, the pressure was mounting on Solskjaer to deliver and to convince the fans & officials alike that he is the man to take them back to glory.
Adding to that, he also became the first-ever manager to beat both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola in the same week.
“Inside we’ve always had belief that what we’re doing is the right thing,” Solskjaer said.
“Results are the proof in the end but inside we’ve always believed what we’re doing, it’s ups and downs but we are on the right track. I see these boys every single day in training with attitude and skills and quality they’ve got, I’m not worried.”