The reliable James Ducker of the Telegraph has this evening confirmed that Manchester United have definitively ruled out the sale of Paul Pogba this summer.
Speculation surrounding the future of United star man Pogba has been rife this summer.
On the back of a hit-and-miss campaign last time out, during which the Frenchman again proved himself to be one of the most infuriatingly-inconsistent players in world football, Pogba was heavily-targeted by the United faithful on the final day of the season:
Pogba vs a Man Utd fan. Wow. pic.twitter.com/PqKhBoGwBo
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) May 12, 2019
As such, the growing tension between the 26-year-old and the Red Devils, coupled with Real Madrid’s public chase of a superstar midfield addition, resulted in Pogba being hotly-tipped to make a move to the Bernabeu.
The former Juventus man’s agent, Mino Raiola, meanwhile, added fuel to the fire regarding a potential summer exit from Old Trafford for his client last month, in admitting:
‘Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul’s wishes.’
‘Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.’
‘Key to season’
As per the aforementioned update courtesy of the reliable James Ducker of the Telegraph, though, as things stand, there is absolutely no chance of Pogba being on the move over the coming weeks.
On the back of the starring role played by the World Cup winner in United’s 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea on Sunday, the Red Devils have made crystal clear to any and all interested parties that they ‘won’t entertain offers’ for Pogba.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to view his side’s midfield standout as ‘key’ to the club’s hopes for the season, with the close of the English transfer window last week, and with it United’s chances of securing a replacement for Pogba, having ruled out the remote possibility of a transfer coming to fruition:
United won’t entertain offers for Pogba before close of Euro windows on Sept. 2. Doubtful anyone could afford him anyway but OGS views him as key to season, no chance to replace him with PL window shut & #mufc already light in midfield https://t.co/m9oTy4a4EI
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) August 13, 2019