Manchester United have no intention of selling Paul Pogba before the closure of the transfer windows around Europe at the beginning of next month, according to The Telegraph .
Having stated his desire for a new challenge in the summer, the France midfielder had thrown his future into even further doubt by admitting that he wasn’t sure he’d stay at United after their 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.
But United seemingly have no intention of allowing Pogba to leave for either of his two main suitors, long-term admirers Real Madrid or former club Juventus , both of whom have until September 2 to sign him.
Ole Gunnar Solsjaer still sees Pogba as central to his plans this season, and United are planning for him to be heavily involved in this campaign.
Former United midfielder Paul Ince has expressed his concern over the Red Devils keeping him on board though.
“It’s clear that his heart isn’t fully in it at Manchester United and you can see that from how he played against Chelsea ,” he said .
“Sometimes his concentration levels weren’t as they should have been. Maybe he still has it in his mind that he’s going to get away before the European window shuts in a couple of weeks.
“He’s saying all the right things off the pitch, but I wonder if that’s because he has one eye on the exit door. No one is going to be totally happy and confident he’s staying until the window shuts in Spain, Italy etc.
“You’ve got a big decision after that. If he doesn’t go to Real Madrid , how’s he going to react with his performances at United, at least up until January? With him, the toys are often thrown out of the pram, but if he’s staying he needs to knuckle down for the club.