Solskjaer Dismisses Pogba Transfer Talk Amid Zidane Photo-Opp

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Here we go again, another fresh round of “Paul Pogba, will he go to Real Madrid or not?” is here. The Manchester United midfielder remains out of commission with a foot injury, and he’ll miss his side’s rivalry clash at home against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Frenchman was pictured with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in Dubai over the international break, re-igniting speculation that he could leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu. At his weekly news conference today, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed the Pogba transfer rumors.

“Paul is part of our plan,” Solskjaer said.

“He’s been playing through the pain barrier, but when he came back against Rochdale and Arsenal he wanted to play, but it was too painful. He’s on the way back and he’s recovering.”

In regards to the photo opp. the Norwegian said:

“It’s a picture and when you play for Manchester United you have pictures taken and there’s speculation. I don’t have any problem with that at all.”

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