Paul Pogba remains committed to Manchester United, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian was left to explain why the midfielder was absent from the playing squad for the team’s pre-season friendly with AC Milan earlier tonight, with many surmising that Pogba is on his way out of the club after previously stating that he would be open to a “new challenge”.
Solskjaer said the Frenchman missed the game with a niggle, which he described as a “back spasm”, but Manchester United went on to win the game anyway, drawing 2-2 before winning the penalty shootout.
When asked if he had any concerns about Pogba’s commitment to the United cause, Solskjaer replied: “I’ve no doubts at all.
“I wasn’t expecting him (on the plane). I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right.
“Paul will probably be back early next week training. It’s not an injury, he just felt some pain. We didn’t want to risk anything this weekend and he should be OK for Chelsea. I hope so.”
United open their Premier League campaign against the Blues next Sunday with a 16.30 kick-off.