Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku that Manchester United will not be forced to sell them this summer.
Pogba has made it clear that he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer with Real Madrid and Juventus both interested in a deal. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has also applied pressure on United by claiming that the midfielder is ‘in the process’ of leaving United.
Lukaku, meanwhile, is also looking to leave United and his agent has held extensive talks with Inter this summer. But Solskjaer insists United have not received a bid for Pogba and is adamant that the club will not be backed into a corner.
‘For me it’s business as usual. When you’re at Man United you expect all these these things to pop in the summer,’ said Solskjaer.
‘I’ve spoken to Paul, I’ve spoken to Rom, Rashy, Jesse, I’ve spoken to all of the players, more or less, over the summer, you keep in touch with them, as far as I’m aware up until now, we don’t have any bids for our players, so there’s no reason to say most of our players have long contracts, we’re Man United, we don’t have to sell players.
‘What I have to say about Paul, for example, it looks like it’s gonna be a media, I don’t wanna call it… but it’s an agenda against Paul.
‘He’s a top, top bloke. He’s a great, great professional, he’s never been any problems, he’s got a heart of gold.
‘And, for example, Jesse and Paul yesterday walking around and it’s portrayed as a fight between the two boys and I know you’re here to sell players and sell stories, but there’s no problems between the boys at all, they’re all professional, pre-season has been very good so far.
‘I’m here to talk about the whole team, pre-season and the season coming, Paul’s never put himself out of the team, he’s always wanted to play, he’s given his best and I can’t report anything.
‘Agents talk all of the time and, as I said, we’ve not had any bids, from any clubs, that’s all I can say about this matter.