Amid the speculations of having a busy transfer window, the gaffer of Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, has insisted that he has the final say on players coming in and going out of the club.
Even when the transfer window shuts the doors, the rumors around the players incoming and outgoing from Old Trafford never stops. One of the greatest examples for the same is Paul Pogba. The World Cup-winning French international has featured in very few games for Manchester United in the injury-hit campaign of 2019-20. Being linked with Real Madrid, Paul Pogba has never shown up this season and raised the eyebrows of pundits when the video of Paul Pogba dancing in his brother’s wedding went viral.
However, in the recent interview, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cleared the air surrounding Paul Pogba’s transfer and injury. Solskjaer said that-
“All I can say is that Paul is working as hard as he can to get back and you will see him smile again as soon as he’s back on the pitch”
Also, the manager went on to defend Paul Pogba;
Everyone is allowed to be injured from time to time. I was out for 18 months once, and of course I attended weddings and did all sorts of different things during that period, but it was still a bad time for me because I wasn’t playing football.
Talking about the other players, Manchester United have been linked heavily with RB Salzburg’s striker, Erling Braut Haaland. Few reports suggest that Ole traveled to Austria to talk to the player personally. With the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, the attacking department looks very bleak and requires suitable reinforcements.
In a pre-match conference against Watford, the Norwegian boss said that no player will get into the dressing room without his consent. The manager said that even though transferring a player involves many members; he has the final say on a particular player.
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer also described his view on talking to the agents. The legendary striker of Manchester United said that he doesn’t prefer talking to agents as he is least bothered about the financial prospect of the transfer window.
With the transfer window just around the corner, it will be interesting to see who will remain at Old Trafford and who will go out. Also, it will be interesting to see Ed Woodward’s approach in the current inflated market.