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Solskjaer warns Pogba of fan backlash

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Paul Pogba went public about his keenness to leave Manchester United earlier this summer and Solskjaer doesn’t expect fans to be forgiving.

Paul Pogba should brace himself for a bit of backlash from the club’s fans after telling the media that he wants to leave.

The France international has been constantly linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Real Madrid and Juventus touted as potential destinations. However, the Red Devils have remained firm in their resolve to keep the World Cup winner.

And now that chances of selling him this summer get slimmer by the hour, Solskjaer expects Pogba to play for the club next season.

However, there is a chance that the French midfielder will not get the usual warm reception by the club’s supporters. Although fans have always been respectful to former players and those who want to leave, Pogba might get a different treatment because of how his agent tried to further the player’s agenda.

While speaking to ESPN FC, Solskjaer said that a small group of fans might give him some stick.

“I think our fans know what Paul has given the club and what he can give us,” Solskjaer said. Of course there is a small, loud, minority. Paul has been absolutely top in the group.

“Both me and the players will testify to that. He’s never ever been a problem here. We’re just grateful when he performs as well as he does.”

The club is also working on deals for the likes of Harry Maguire and Sean Longstaff. With time running out, the club might miss out on its targets. However, Solskjaer isn’t worried.

“It will take time for any player to adjust to Man United,” he said. “I’m very happy with the two we’ve brought in. We’ve got to be patient because it’s a long haul and it’s very important to get right ones in. We can’t just jump on a different path when you hit a hurdle. I’ve not had a frustrating feeling at all.”