Solskjaer unfazed by Pogba’s form
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied that Paul Pogba is struggling to perform due to Real Madrid’s interest.
The Frenchman continues to be linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu but Solskjaer is expecting him to stay put this summer.
Pogba scored nine goals in 11 games when Solskjaer first arrived at the club in December but has not netted since the FA Cup success over Chelsea in February.
Some fans are now worried by his form, with suggestions that the Madrid speculation is having a negative impact on his performances.
However, the Norwegian believes he is firmly focused on United as they try to finish in the top four in the Premier League.
He told Sky Sports: ‘There might be a campaign, there might be press, you never know what there is.
‘In my talks with Paul he has always been positive here and I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him.
He is focused on performing and he is a proud player who always gives his best.
‘After 15 minutes [against Barcelona], yeah we can speak about Fred and Scott [McTominay], but I thought Paul made us play.
He settled us down a bit, in the first half especially.
We just fell away towards the end but the effort he put in physically was just tremendous.
‘He had his highest-ever output physically [against Barcelona], so he has never run as much in a Man United shirt.
That was brilliant the way the effort and attitude is there.’