Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Paul Pogba stance after Real Madrid comments

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down talk of a potential exit for Paul Pogba, insisting the midfielder will be at Old Trafford for "another two years”.

Pogba, 27, has regularly been linked with a move away from United in recent years, with Real Madrid reportedly keen to bring him to the Bernabeu.

And last week the France star spoke openly about his desire to join Los Blancos, saying: “Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid.

“Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me, why not one day?”

Pogba’s current United deal is set to expire next summer, although the club have the option of extending it by a further 12 months.

If he fails to agree an extension before January, Madrid will be able to open negotiations with the £89million star over a free switch to Spain.

However, Solskjaer remains adamant that Pogba will not be going anywhere over the next two years.

“Paul's our player, he's going to be here for another two years,” the Red Devils manager said before their Premier League trip to Newcastle on Saturday.

“I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul and I'm sure in the next couple of years we'll get the best out of him.”

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According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are also eyeing up a free move for Pogba at the turn of the year.

Real’s El Clasico rivals are reportedly strapped for cash in the current climate, which left them unable to splash the cash over the summer.

As a result, Barca chiefs are seeking a number of cut-price deals ahead of the January window.

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Bayern Munich ace David Alaba, whose current contract at the Allianz Arena expires next summer, is also believed to be on their radar.

Nevertheless, Juventus are understood to be leading the race for Alaba, who has spent over a decade plying his trade for Bayern.

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