Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Says Media Has Agenda Against Paul Pogba

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that the media has something against midfielder Paul Pogba, and is coming to the defense of his superstar.

Solskjaer had plenty of praise for Pogba, despite Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola stating that Pogba intends to leave the club.

“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” Solskjaer said, according to the Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst.

“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.

“Paul’s never been a concern for me. When he’s on the pitch, he’s working hard, he’s a true professional, he’s a proud boy. Same answer again, I can’t be sitting here talking about Paul and what agents are saying. We’ve got a few years left of his contract, and he’s been fantastic since he’s come back for training.”

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Marca), Real Madrid and Juventus are considered to be the most likely destinations for Pogba, should he leave his current club.