United directors have informed Paul Pogba that he will not be leaving the club to join Real Madrid this summer.
The Reds are said to be unwilling to listen to any offers from abroad for Pogba, despite the player continually hinting he’s keen for a move away.
The chances of the French midfielder joining Real Madrid ended when the Premier League transfer window closed last week. That is the consensus of club directors at Old Trafford and that is also how their counterparts at the Santiago Bernabeeu view the situation.
The Telegraph states that Pogba is an integral part of team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and thus he is not willing to accept any kind of offers for him.
Earlier, rumors suggested that the 26-year-old would move to Juventus and later Real Madrid also joined the race. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has also confirmed the same and is trying to play for his team in the La Liga before the transfer window closes on 2 September.
“I’m aware that things have been said. Only time will tell. There’s always that question mark,” the France International had earlier said about his future.
Steve McClaren thinks Pogba will stay
In addition, Steve McClaren, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Old Trafford, believes Pogba still has plenty to give.
“I think he will stay, he would have gone by now. They would have replaced him and now they don’t need to, that’s the key thing. When Ole first came in, he got the best out of Pogba for the first 15 games and the way he turned the game around against Manchester City, that’s what he’s capable of doing”, said McClaren.
“Ole believes he can get the best out of him and especially with Maguire and the way they have started, Pogba might think ‘yeah, I could be the king of this team'”.