Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he wants to give Paul Pogba a “new challenge” at Old Trafford.
Pogba himself used those words last month, when discussing his desire to leave the club. “I think for me, it can be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else,” the France star said.
Then earlier this month, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, said that he is “in the process” of securing his client a move elsewhere, with Real Madrid and Juventus reported to be interested.
But on Tuesday, Solskjaer told a press conference that Pogba would not have to leave Manchester, to find the new challenge that he is seeking.
“I’ve not been upset by anything he’s said because we’ve had many conversations and I know exactly what Paul is thinking. I can give him a new challenge,” Solskjaer said.
The Norwegian could not however guarantee that Pogba will remain with United. “I’ve got to be careful – I can’t dive into all this, hypothetical questions and all that. But we’ve not had offers.
“I can say the same about whichever player. If we don’t get an offer for a player we would have to pay them out for them not to be here, don’t we, so we haven’t had offers.
“I’ve said so many times about Paul that he’s a top, top boy and a great player and he’s never, ever been a problem,” Solskjaer added.