Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has no problem with Paul Pogba meeting Zinedine Zidane on holiday despite Real Madrid’s pursuit of midfielder
- Man United ace Paul Pogba was pictured with Zinedine Zidane last week in Dubai
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he has no problems with him meeting Zidane
- The United boss said: ‘I’ve not heard Paul say he doesn’t want to be here’
- Pogba was the No 1 transfer target of Zidane’s Real Madrid back in the summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no problem with Paul Pogba speaking to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane despite speculation over the Manchester United star moving to the Bernabeu.
Pogba has been heavily linked with Real after saying it would be ‘a dream’ to play for the Spanish giants, and also has a good relationship with French compatriot Zidane.
The two were pictured together last week in Dubai after Pogba travelled to the UAE for a warm weather rehab programme to aid his recovery from an ankle and foot injury.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no problems with Paul Pogba meeting up with Zinedine Zidane
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Asked about it on Friday, Solskjaer said: ‘It’s a picture. When you’re at Man United you get pictures taken of you. I don’t have any problem with that at all.
‘Paul is part of our plans. He’s been playing through the pain barrier but when he came back against Rochdale and Arsenal he wanted to play.
‘He tried to get back but it was too painful. He had that scan, he’s on the way back, he’s recovering, he’s mending. He’s been off for a few days working.
‘I’ve not heard Paul say he doesn’t want to be here. Paul wants to stay here and play well.’
The Manchester United midfielder was pictured with Zidane last week in Dubai
Real Madrid boss was desperate to sign Pogba in the summer and is still interested in him
Zidane had made Pogba his No 1 target in the summer as he looked to rebuild his Real Madrid squad, but a move never materialised after United slapped a £179million price tag on him.
Pogba has made six appearances for United so far this season, but has struggled with his fitness.
The Frenchman has been ruled out of their clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday along with David de Gea, who sustained an injury midweek playing for Spain.
Pogba has been in warm weather training at the Transform Altitude Performance Center
The midfielder has been working out with heavy strapping, as is not yet fit enough to return