Solskjaer in firm response to strong reports about Pogba Man Utd exit

Date published: Friday 20th December 2019 10:42 - Jonny Whitfield

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that midfielder Paul Pogba will not be sold in the January transfer window.

Pogba, who has not played since the end of September due to an ankle injury, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for months, with the latest report claiming that he has played his final game for the club.

The Frenchman was due to resume training last week and was pictured at his brother’s wedding, before Solskjaer confirmed that illness saw him miss out for Wednesday’s EFL Cup win over Colchester.

Speaking in his latest press conference, Solskjaer was again asked about whether Pogba could be sold in January and the Norwegian said: “He’s not getting sold in January, no.”

The manager did confirm that he was back in training but was cautious over whether Pogba could return before the end of the year, saying: “He’s training, but he’s not been training with us for long. He’s training and that’s a step forward for us.

“[His injury] was something that really needed sorting but I don’t think I should give you all the medical information but he’s now feeling good and getting better, it’s worked.

“I hope so still let’s see how he feels, I’m not going to push him, what he feels, his ankle we need him to be 100% fit. I can’t risk any setbacks or injuries.”

Elsewhere, Solskjaer was asked about the state of the rest of his squad, with several players suffering setbacks in recent weeks.

“We’re getting players back,” he said. “We’re getting Paul, Diogo [Dalot], Eric [Bailly], Timothy [Fosu-Mensah] back, that’s four extra bodies back for us in the coming months.

Diogo is playing tonight in the game for the youngsters, from then on he’s ready, Eric, Tim and Paul probably need a little more time.

Nemanja is back and Paul’s coming back, so we’re not as light as we were, say a month ago, I can’t say yes or no but we’re looking stronger like when we started the season.”

United face Wolves in Premier League action on Sunday.

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