EPL: Solskjaer claims there’s Real Madrid campaign to sign Pogba, reveals chat with player

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes Paul Pogba may be the target of a Real Madrid campaign.

This comes amid concerns the Manchester United star’s head has been turned by interest from Spain.


SportsMail reports that a change in Pogba’s attitude and body language has been noticed around the club, since he admitted that it would be “a dream” to play for the European champions under Zinedine Zidane.

It has coincided with a charm offensive from the usual elements in the Spanish media loyal to Real, sparking fears at Old Trafford that he could become the latest United star lured to the Bernabeu, by a club that has previously signed Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.

United are adamant that Pogba will not be allowed to leave, with more than two years left on his contract plus a 12-month extension clause.

Solskjaer, speaking to the press on Friday, insisted the player is happy too after praising his performance against Barca in midweek.

“There might be a campaign, you never know what there is, but in my talks with Paul he’s always positive.

“I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him. He’s focused on performing and he’s a proud player. He always gives his best.

“He had his highest ever output physically on Wednesday night. He’d never run as much in a United shirt. That was brilliant. The effort and attitude are there,” Solskjaer said.

Having scored eight goals and made five assists in his first 10 games under Solskjaer, the France midfielder has no goals and just one assist in the last 10 games.

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