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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Paul Pogba amid interest from Real Madrid

Since Real Madrid reappointed Zinedine Zidane as their head coach, the club has shown an interest in several top club’s players such as Eden Hazard, Neymar, Mbappe as well as Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

The Red Devils’ coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his player amid the links with Real Madrid claiming that Pogba has not been affected by Real Madrid’s bid to land him despite the midfielder’s current loss of form.

“There might be a campaign, you never know what there is,” said Solskjaer.

“But in my talks with Paul he’s always been positive. I don’t see a difference in him when I chat to him. He’s focused on performing and he’s a proud player. He always gives his best.

“He has made a difference for us in a few games, but so has Romelu [Lukaku], so has Marcus [Rashford]. There have been different players in different periods that have made the difference. It’s not just about one player. It’s not just about Paul.

“He had his highest ever output physically on Wednesday night against Barcelona , he’d never ran as much in a United shirt. That was brilliant.

“The effort and attitude is there. I thought in the first-half, we speak about Fred and Scott McTominay, but I thought Paul made us play. He settled us down a bit, in the first-half especially. We just fell away towards the end. But the effort he put in was tremendous.”

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