Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United haven't received any bids for Pogba
Jul 11 2019
Pogba, who is considering a possible move, with Real Madrid or Juventus mentioned prominently, was among the players who arrived in Perth on Monday for a 10-day, two-match tour in Western Australia.
Pogba is seen exchanging strong words with Lingard as they are walking, before Pogba makes a movement towards his teammate.
"Well there has been loads of talks and speculation, about many of our players - both ins and outs. For me, it's business as usual", he said. "When you're Man United, you expect all these things to pop up in the summer", Solskjaer added.
"I've spoken to Paul and most of the players and, as far as I'm aware, we don't have any bids for our players so", he said.
He has also been used in a deeper role by Mauricio Pochettino, so he can play in that role at Manchester United should they deploy a competent defensive midfielder alongside him. He's working hard, he's a true professional and a proud boy, same answer again. For me, Paul has been fantastic when he's come back in training.
The 46-year-old oversaw an impressive start to his reign having replaced Jose Mourinho in December, however a torrid run of form saw United slump to a sixth-place finish and miss out on Champions League qualification. I think if someone comes up with big, big money they would be maybe just tempted to sell, but when we say big, big money we're talking about £150m.
After such a terrible end to the season, the summer break has been played out to a background of fan disillusionment and questions over the future of the club's biggest names.
However, due to the current market and United's unwillingness to sell, Los Blancos will have to cough up a fee in the region of 180 million euros to bring him to Madrid - a record transfer for any Spanish club. Although only Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have arrived, Solskjaer is confident more will follow, but stressed they will not be making rash decisions. On July 17, Leeds United will be the opposition at the same Perth Stadium.
Defender Victor Lindelof then grabs hold of Pogba from behind in an attempt to diffuse the situation.
"I know you're here to sell papers and sell stories but that's nothing, no problems between the boys at all".
Agent Mino Raiola has compounded matters by reaffirming his client's desire to leave Old Trafford for a second time, saying he was "in the process" of arranging a move for the man United made the most expensive player in history in 2016.
"He's a top, top bloke, he's a great professional, he has never been any problem, he has got a heart of gold". When the league starts I'm sure we'll have a good team, a Manchester United team that is going to challenge.
The new coach did his best to play down the drama.