Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has dismissed Zinedine Zidane’s comments about Paul Pogba.
The Real Madrid head coach has admitted that he is a massive fan of the French midfielder, following on from the player’s remarks made during the international break about the Spanish club being a “dream” move.
When asked about the Pogba situation, Solskjaer stated that, unlike Zidane, he won’t be commenting about other team’s players during his time in the hot seat at Old Trafford:
“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, a general talk.”
“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 and he’s just politely answered that question.”
“But Paul’s happy here, he’s going be a big part here and you like to build your team around him and that hasn’t changed at all.”
Reports in Spain have suggested that Pogba has already made his decision to leave the Manchester club in the summer to further his career, but Solskjaer makes it clear that the Frenchman is happy where he is.
It’s fair to say that the 26-year-old’s form has dipped in recent weeks, but overall, his performances this season have improved. His 14 goals and 11 assists in 38 appearances demonstrate a man performing at a very high level.