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Man Utd star Paul Pogba has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his stance on Real Madrid transfer | Football | Sport

Manchester United star Pogba shone under Solskjaer as the Red Devils beat Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.

The France international produced a fine performance against the Blues, registering assists for both Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.

After the game, Pogba did flirt with a move away from Manchester United by admitting there were ‘question marks’ over his future.

But ESPN say the World Cup winner has privately told Solskjaer that he will not press for a move to Real Madrid now.

At the start of the summer, Pogba did his best to engineer a move to the Bernabeu by saying: “There is a lot of thinking [going on].

“I have been three years in Manchester and have been doing great – some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody, like everywhere else.

“After this season and everything that happened, with my season being my best season it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

Zinedine Zidane craves the arrival of his compatriot, a midfielder he sees as crucial to his rebuilding project.

Real Madrid have struggled in their attempts to land him, though, and had a bid of £27m plus James Rodriguez rejected earlier this month.

Pogba has told Solskjaer he is ready to give his all for United for the coming season at least.

And Zidane may not even be Real manager in 12 months time, with Spanish journalist Diego Torres saying on Tuesday that the Frenchman was ‘on the brink’ of quitting.

“Not signing Pogba puts Zidane on the brink of resigning,” Torres, who works for El Pais, said.

“Zidane personally promised Pogba he would bring him to Madrid, and now he is left looking bad.

“This has only increased the lack of confidence between Zidane and Florentino.

“For Zidane, his project and Pogba are almost the same thing. Nothing that he was promised has really come to pass.

“Zidane returned as a protective shield for Florentino, but he has already fulfilled that political and social mission.”

United are determined not to sell to Real having lost several stars to the La Liga giants over the years.

David Beckham made the move in 2003 before Ruud van Nistelrooy, Gabriel Heinze and Cristiano Ronaldo followed in the years after.

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