Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba in the January transfer window.
Pogba, who has been struggling with a foot injury, has made just six appearances in all competitions this season, having not featured since a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on September 30.
With 18 months remaining on his current deal, the £89.3million signing has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford and long-term admirers Real Madrid are among the reported suitors.
But Solskjaer, who brought up a year in charge of United on Thursday, is adamant Pogba,26, will be going nowhere in January.
“He’s a fantastic player, charismatic personality, and for us, we’re happy that he’s here,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Watford. ‘’There are all these hypotheticals. I’ve just answered he’s not going to go.”
Asked what Pogba can do to stop the speculation over his future, Solskjaer believes the best method would be for the France midfielder to do his talking on the pitch.
“When he comes back, play well, play with a smile on his face and do what he did a year ago when I came here,” Solskjaer said.
Quizzed on whether Pogba could make his comeback before the New Year, Solskjaer added: “I hope so. Let’s see how he feels.