Paul Pogba won't leave Manchester United in January, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed speculation Pogba could leave in January

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba will not leave the club during the January transfer window.

Pogba has made only six appearances for United this season and has not played since September due to an ankle injury.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away in January after suggesting he wanted to leave the club for a "new challenge" in the summer, amid interest from Real Madrid.

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"He's not getting sold in January, no," Solskjaer said regarding the French midfielder.

Asked what Pogba needed to do to end the speculation surrounding his future, Solskjaer added: "When he comes back, play well and with a smile on his face.

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"Do what he did a year ago when I came here. Paul was fantastic, he's been fantastic when he's played for us.

"We know we've got one of the best players in the world when he's playing well and when he gets fit.

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"He needs time to get fit but he'll make a difference for us."

Pogba missed Wednesday's 3-0 win over Colchester United in the Carabao Cup through illness, despite being pictured dancing at his brother's wedding last weekend.

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Solskjaer says he will not rush the midfielder back from injury but is hopeful he will be able to play before the end of the year.

"I hope, let's see how he feels," said Solskjaer, ahead of Sunday's trip to Watford, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

"I'm not going to push him. What he feels with his ankle, we need him to be 100 per cent fit. I can't risk any setbacks on the injury."

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Solskjaer has also played down reports linking Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland with a move to Old Trafford but admits he is keen to sign reinforcements in January.

"As a manager, you always hope that you can do something but then again it's not something that's nailed on," he said.

"It has to be the right player, right age, going to fit into this squad and for the right value. We're always looking and the transfer window is open but it might not happen.

"We're getting players back. We're getting Paul, Timothy [Fosu-Mensah], Eric Bailly, Diogo [Dalot] back, that's four extra bodies back for us in the coming months."

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