Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clearly isn’t ready to see Paul Pogba depart Manchester United, declaring he wants to build his team around the midfielder.
While transfer speculation continues to swirl around Pogba, who declared prior to pre-season he was ready for a new challenge, the Red Devils coach has reiterated just how much he rates the 26-year-old.
Solskjaer said on Tuesday he believes he can give the Frenchman the necessary challenge at Old Trafford before suggesting he’d like to build his side around the 2018 World Cup winner.
“Paul is a fantastic player and a fantastic human being. He has always been a great professional,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport .
“When I was at Molde, I said, ‘if he’s in your squad, you’d build a team around him’. I would say the same now.
“Manchester United fans know their football. We know Paul has been criticised by a few but he’s loved by loads more.”