Solskjaer approves £120m transfer of World Cup winning midfielder

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to let Paul Pogba join Real Madrid this summer in a £120 million move.

The France international was seen as key to Solskjaer’s rebuilding project at Manchester United when he took over the reins last December, and the Norwegian boss was confident he could convince Paul Pogba to stay.

The midfielder was keen on joining Barcelona last summer and, despite a mid-season upturn in displays, the 26-year-old remains keen on leaving the English club and is understood to have informed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his will to join Real Madrid.

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward believes losing the £89 million marquee signing to Real Madrid would be a major blow to club’s image and reputation across the world.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels he can not afford to carry passengers as he looks to rebuild the most prestigious club in England and is willing to let Paul Pogba move to Real Madrid.

The 46-year-old manager knows the pressure will be on during his first full year in charge, and he wants players that he can rely on and that are entirely focused on his project.

Norwegian boss will not push the World Cup winner out of the door at Old Trafford and knows Ed Woodward will do everything within his power to keep the player beyond the summer.

If Paul Pogba sees his path blocked, he may have to hand in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Santiago Bernabeu.