The Red Devils boss says Paul Pogba has “never been a problem” during the first pre-season press conference.
Mino Raiola, the midfielder’s agent, said the 26-year-old wants to leave United and hopes “there will soon be a satisfying solution for all parties”.
Pogba, who is part of the squad in Perth, had announced in June that “now could be a good time to move elsewhere”.
According to the Norwegian manager, the Red Devils haven’t received bids for any of their players.
“As far as I am aware, we don’t have any bids for our players,” said Solskjaer.
'We're Manchester United, we don't have to sell': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends strong message to Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola as he insists no bids have been made for his players. Solskjaer was accompanied by Mark McGowan, the Premier of Western Australia pic.twitter.com/HrzjySgHXH
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“We’re Manchester United, we don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay. You have to have the right players at the right price and if you look at the squad we’ve got now there are so many good players.”
In his first pre-season news conference in Perth, Australia, Solskjaer made reference to a video of £89m record-signing Pogba and team-mate Jesse Lingard that was reported as a bust-up between the pair.
“It’s an agenda against Paul, he’s a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold,” said the Norwegian.
“Jesse and Paul yesterday walking around was portrayed as a fight between the two boys and I know you’re here to sell players and stories but they’re all professional.
💬 "It's an agenda against Paul, he's a great, great professional, never been any problems, he has a heart of gold. Paul's never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can't report anything other than that agents talk all the time."
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“Paul’s never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can’t report anything other than that agents talk all the time.
“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.”
Young United forward Marcus Rashford also took part in the news conference and also took time to address the issue Lingard had while on holiday.
“People need to understand he was enjoying his holiday, and it was a mistake.”