Paul Pogba is focused on doing well for Manchester United despite comments from his agent about his desire to leave, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, head of coach.
He added that it would be better for all parties if Pogba left in January.
“Paul has the hunger and the desire to play. He wants to train and focus on performing when the opportunity arises,” Solskjaer said.
It’s not entirely clear who has the money to pay the kind of fees United want, although the former Juventus club of Pogba has repeatedly stated that they are interested in the 27-year-old France World Cup winner.
Solshire had given short answers when asked about Pogba since Tuesday UEFA Champions League elimination by RB Leipzig, When the midfielder was introduced as a substitute in the second half.
But when asked about the matter on Friday, Solskjaer said Pogba’s stance contrasted with that of other former United players when they were looking for an exit door.
“There were other players who were refusing to train and refusing to play – they’re not here anymore, of course – but Paul didn’t do that once,” Solskjaer said.
“He has the quality and the desire to do well when he plays, as he did against Leipzig, when he had a positive effect.”
Despite United winning four games in a row in the league, the Norwegian is once again under pressure due to the contradictions of his team and his defensive fragility, which appeared in Germany.
Sometimes Solskjaer seems too nice to handle the audit, but he says it was something he thought of before he accepted the job – and he can handle it.
“There is always pressure on you when you are running Manchester United,” he said.
“This is something I had to think about when I accepted the role. Do I have what it takes to be in a position like this? Can you handle setbacks? Can you handle success? I think I can.”
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