Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended midfielder Paul Pogba in a press conference in Perth, Australia, saying the media has an agenda against him. Solskjaer also confirmed there have been no bids for the former Juventus man.
Per Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has stated his client's intention to leave the club. Solskjaer praised the 26-year-old, however, saying he's not concerned about the Frenchman:
"What I have to say about Paul, for example, it looks like it's gonna be a media, I don't wanna call it...but it's an agenda against Paul. He's a top, top bloke. He's a great, great professional, he's never been any problems, he's got a heart of gold. And, for example, Jesse and Paul yesterday walking around, and it's portrayed as a fight between the two boys. And I know you're here to sell players and sell stories, but there's no problems between the boys at all, they're all professional. Pre-season has been very good so far.
"I'm here to talk about the whole team, pre-season and the season coming. Paul's never put himself out of the team, he's always wanted to play, he's given his best and I can't report anything.
"Agents talk all of the time and, as I said, we've not had any bids, from any clubs, that's all I can say about this matter.
"Paul's never been a concern for me. When he's on the pitch, he's working hard, he's a true professional, he's a proud boy. Same answer again, 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 since he's come back for training."