Solskjaer Dismisses Pogba’s Rumoured Madrid Interest

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has dismissed Paul Pogba’s reported interest in a move to Real Madrid.


The midfielder during the last international break, said it would be a “dream” to play for the Spanish giants under Zinedine Zidane.

There have also been reports that the former Juventus star could join the Los Blancos, following Zidane’s reappointment as manager.

Zidane had reportedly told president Florentino Perez, to sign Pogba in 2016, but they failed to match the £89 million transfer fee paid by United, despite the 2018 World Cup winner’s desire to move to Spain.

During his press conference ahead of his side’s victory over Huesca in La Liga on Sunday, Zidane implied that his compatriot could join him in Madrid when his contract with United expires.

The 26-year-old has played arguably the best football of his career under Solskjaer, who worked with him at the reserves before he moved to Italy.

The Norwegian said the player is “vital’ for the club, who would like to build the team around him.

“I don’t like to talk about other teams’ players,” Solskjaer said.

“But this is another challenge with international breaks. Players are available all the time as well and it’s a different environment, more of a general talk.

“Paul is a very nice and polite man who then answered a general question. Zidane is an icon in France, Zidane is a fantastic manager, he used to be a fantastic player, I played against him myself, and he’s just politely answered that question but Paul’s happy here, he’s gonna be a big, big part. You like to build your team around him and that hasn’t changed at all.”

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