Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kick against Paul Pogba’s replacement

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to keep Paul Pogba instead of replacing him with Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

Pogba has made it clear that he wants to leave United this summer with both Real Madrid and Juventus interested in signing the midfielder.

But United are adamant that they want to keep Pogba at Old Trafford, while Solskjaer has already said that he plans to build his team around the World Cup winner.

According to the Evening Standard, Eriksen is on United’s shortlist of replacements for Pogba but Solskjaer’s preference is to keep the France international at the club.

It’s also reported that Solskjaer wants United’s hierarchy to sign two central midfielders before the end of the transfer window.

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff and Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes are both on United’s radar.

Eriksen, meanwhile, has just one year left on his deal with Tottenham and admitted last month that he wants a new challenge.

But Pogba remains Zinedine Zidane’s top priority for Real Madrid, although the Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez is said to favour a move for Eriksen.

Pogba is training with United’s squad in Australia ahead of their first pre-season fixture against Perth Glory on Saturday.

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