Man United dropped interest in 27-year-old Tottenham midfielder

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to keep Paul Pogba instead of replacing him with Tottenham Hotspur’s midfied star Christian Eriksen.

Paul Pogba has made it clear that he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer with both Juventus and Real Madrid interested in signing the playmaker. But Manchester United are adamant that they want to keep Pogba at the club, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already said that he plans to build his team around the France international.

Christian Eriksen is on Manchester United’s shortlist of replacements for the World Cup winner, but Solskjaer’s preference is to keep the Frenchman at the club.

It’s also claimed that the Norwegian wants the club’s hierarchy to sign two central midfielders before the end of the window with Sean Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes being on Manchester United’s radar.

Christian Eriksen, meanwhile, has just one year remaining on his contract with Tottenham and revealed last month that he wants a new challenge.

But Pogba remains Zinedine Zidane’s top target for his side this transfer window despite signing lots of world-class players this summer, although the Spanish side’s president Florentino Perez is said to favour a move for Christian Eriksen.

Meanwhile the Denmark international has been given extra time to rest after playing for his country in Nations League and is happy to return for the club in pre-season training but he is yet to sign a new deal amid Real Madrid links.