It’s time for Real Madrid to back off its Paul Pogba pursuit


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Paul Pogba and any other wantaway players that Manchester United will not be pressured into selling.

Pogba's manager has already publicly stated that the French World Cup victor wants to leave Manchester United, with Juventus and Real Madrid the two clubs he has been linked to.

"There's been loads of talks and speculation about many of our players, both ins and outs", he said. When you're Man United, you expect all these things to pop up in the summer. "We are Manchester United, we don't have to sell players", he said at a press conference after training ahead of matches in the Western Australia city against Perth Glory on Saturday and Leeds United on Tuesday. "We are Man United - we don't have to sell players".

"There is an agenda against Paul, he's a top, top bloke".

"It's an agenda against Paul, he's a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold", said the Norwegian. He's a great professional.

Clubs such as Juventus and Los Blancos are believed to have been chasing the 26-year-old's signature, although reports in England suggest that the Red Devils do not want to sell the player. "That's all I can say about this matter", he said. I have spoken to Pogba and spoken to Romelu.

My reasoning is not simply that I think Pogba is not a good guy, but I have more faith in Real Madrid's current midfield situation.

In a statement released to talkSPORT Raiola defended the conduct of his client and hinted at a deal being done to move on Pogba soon.

The France global topped a number of metrics for the Red Devils last season, creating more chances (55), completing more dribbles (60) and providing more assists (9) in the Premier League than any other player at the club.

However, he has just one year remaining on his existing contract at United and has yet to agree to fresh terms despite opening negotiations with the club earlier this year. "So we hope he will stay here for many years", Solskjaer added. But along with some brilliant performances, there have been incidents when Pogba looks lost on the field and thinking that he is far too superior to play for Manchester United.

The plea was made during a conversation before the squad flew to Australia to begin their pre-season tour on Sunday. "They work and, as long as they're here working, giving everything they've got, agents and everyone else can talk".