SOLSKJAER SENDS WARNING TO REAL MADRID OVER PAUL POGBA

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Spanish club Real Madrid to forget about signing Paul Pogba this summer.

Pogba has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid with the France international even admitting playing for Real Madrid is a dream during the recent international break.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also recently expressed his admiration for Pogba.

Zidane said: “I like Pogba a lot, it’s nothing new.

“I know him personally. He’s a different kind of player, he brings so much and there are few players who bring as much as he does.

“He’s a midfielder who knows how to defend and how to attack. He knows how to do everything on the pitch.

“He (Pogba) is not part of my squad, he plays at United and what he’s said about Real Madrid and his desire to come here, if one day he gets the chance when he wants to leave United….if, when he finishes his experience at United, he wants to come here, why shouldn’t he come to Real Madrid?”

Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, Solskjaer insists Pogba isn’t leaving Manchester United.

Solskjaer said: “Paul is looking forward to tomorrow. He’s a Manchester United player. He’s one of our, of course, big performers on the big stage.

“He knows the game against PSG was not his greatest moment so he is only focused on playing well tomorrow against Barcelona and I cannot see him not playing for Man United next season either.”

Solskjaer also insisted every Manchester United player and not just Pogba must perform at their best level against Barcelona.

“It’s not just about one player — everyone has to perform at their best level,” Solskjaer added.

“But at Paul’s best he can run a game like this. Paul’s job is to be the creator and to drive us forward. I expect him to perform tomorrow.”

Solskjaer is also hopeful striker Marcus Rashford will be in contention for Wednesday’s first leg after recovering from an ankle injury.

“He needed the extra warm up, hopefully he won’t get a reaction,” said Solskjaer.

“He couldn’t join the boxes which is the fun part of training, let’s see tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll be ready.”