Amid growing speculation over the future of Paul Pogba, Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the French midfielder is not trying to force his way out and still has the desire to play for the Premier League club.
Pogba, who joined Man United from Juventus in 2016 for a club record 89 million pounds ($120 million), has featured in just eight league matches this season, starting only five as he struggles to fulfil his potential at the club.
His agent Mino Raiola this week said the 27-year-old was unhappy and should move in the next transfer window, with Solskjaer hitting back, saying Pogba was focused on doing his best for the team.
The Norwegian said Pogba’s attitude differed from that of former Man United players who had gone on strike ahead of their departures.
“Paul’s got the hunger and appetite to play. He wants to train and he’s focused on performing when he gets a chance,” said Solskjaer on Friday.
“There’s been other players refusing to train and refusing to play – they’re not here anymore, of course – but Paul’s not once done that. He’s got the quality and the desire to do well when he comes on like he did against Leipzig when he had a positive impact.”
Man United are seventh in the Premier League heading into their derby against Manchester City on Saturday.
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By FARPost Reporter