Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has “no doubts in any respect” that Paul Pogba nonetheless needs to play for Manchester United .
The midfielder missed their remaining pre-season pleasant in opposition to AC Milan because of a again damage, though studies advised he had didn’t report for the journey to south Wales as he tries to power a transfer away.
Solskjaer categorically denied these claims after seeing his facet draw 2-2 with the Serie A facet earlier than profitable a penalty shoot-out.
With the Premier League switch deadline set to shut on Thursday, Solskjaer appears assured the French famous person will keep at Previous Trafford.
And he additionally expects him to shake off a again downside to characteristic in subsequent weekend’s Premier League opener in opposition to Chelsea .
When requested if he was nonetheless satisfied Pogba needs to play for the membership, Solskjaer replied (by way of Manchester Evening News ): “Yeah, no doubts in any respect.
“No, I wasn’t anticipating him. I spoke to him after coaching and he did not really feel proper. And (press officer) Karen [Shotbolt] was busy speaking to the press doing various things! So she takes the blame!
“He (Pogba)’ll in all probability be again early on subsequent week coaching, yeah. It is not an damage, it is just a few ache. He isn’t injured however I wasn’t going to danger something this weekend. He ought to be okay for Chelsea.”
Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola have beforehand expressed his need for a “new problem”, with Real Madrid eager to take him to the Bernabeu.
However United have been holding out for an enormous price for the French World Cup winner and a transfer has but to materialise.
Solskjaer has already praised Pogba for his perspective throughout pre-season regardless of the extraordinary switch rumours, insisting he has “by no means ever been an issue”.
“Paul has been absolute prime within the group. Me and the gamers will testify to that,” Solskjaer stated final month.
“He’s by no means ever been an issue. We’re simply grateful when he performs in addition to he does.”