France midfielder Paul Pogba has turned down Manchester United’s offer to discuss new terms and saw a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain fail to materialise
Paul Pogba will not be frozen out at Manchester United by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite his refusal to sign a new deal.
Pogba is set to leave United on a Bosman for the second time when his contract expires in June.
The France midfielder has turned down United’s offer to discuss new terms and saw a potential move to Paris St Germain fail to materialise.
But Solskjaer insists Pogba remains central to his plans for the new campaign as he bids to land United’s first title since 2013.
Pogba played the second half of Saturday’s 4-0 friendly win over Everton at Old Trafford in his first pre-season appearance and Solskjaer has pencilled him in for their opener against Leeds this Saturday.
Solskjaer feels Pogba is working hard in training and is committed to his team-mates, despite the uncertainty over his future.
United have also ruled out selling Anthony Martial to Inter Milan and do not want the French striker to leave during this transfer window.
Martial’s future has been questioned because he scored just seven goals from 36 appearances last season, but he is still part of Solskjaer’s plans.
Solskjaer is happy with his squad and Raphael Varane is set to finally be confirmed as a United player after having his medical at Carrington yesterday.
Varane has been in training on his own in quarantine at his new Manchester home after United agreed a £35million fee with Real Madrid.
The France centre-half hopes to train with his new team-mates for the first time today and make his debut against Leeds.