Solskjaer rules out Pogba exit


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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant there is no chance midfielder Paul Pogba will be leaving Old Trafford this summer.

The France international, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 2018, has been strongly linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid this summer.

Los Blancos head coach Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of the former Juventus playmaker and is eager to see him arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Speculation was heightened regarding Pogba’s future after he was absent from United’s final pre-season encounter with AC Milan in the International Champions Cup; a match the Red Devils won on penalties.

However, Solskjaer has revealed a back strain was the reason Pogba missed the encounter with Milan in Cardiff and the Norwegian is confident the midfielder will remain at United this summer. “I wasn’t expecting him [to travel],” he said.

“I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right. It’s not an injury, it’s just some pain. I wasn’t going to risk anything.”

Meanwhile, United are soon expected to announce the arrival of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. The Reds Devils will splash £80m to bring the England centre-back from the King Power Stadium to Old Trafford.

United are 2.19 to win, and 3.20 to both lose and draw their opening Premier League encounter at home to Chelsea on August 11.

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