OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER insists Manchester United will not be bullied into selling Paul Pogba.

The player himself said he is ready for a new challenge while his agitating agent insists a deal needs to be done to get him out of Old Trafford, with Real Madrid the intended destination.

But Solskjaer said: “We’re Manchester United we don’t have to sell players.”

Manchester United boss Solskjaer was speaking in his first pre-season press conference in Perth, Australia, yesterday and it was all about Pogba.

United will want around £160million for Pogba who cost them £89 million from Juventus but Real are not ready to go above £90million.

Pogba has two years left on his current deal with the option for the club to extend that by another year.

But Sun Sport understand the boss has asked for just one more year to prove to the Frenchman that United can win silverware.

The huge price tag is clearly putting off the Spanish giants making a firm bid.

And Solskjaer insisted: “We don’t have any bids for our players.”

He put up a stout defence of the player claiming he does not have any problems with him and that he is a fantastic professional on the pitch.

He said: “Paul’s never been a concern for me. He’s working hard, a true pro, a proud boy.

“I can’t be sitting here talking about what Paul and agents are saying, we’ve got a few years left of his contract and he’s been fantastic.

“Paul, he’s a great, great professional, has a heart of gold.

“Paul’s never put himself out of the team, always given his best and I can’t report anything but that, but agents talk all the time and as I said we’ve not had any bids, that’s all I can say for this matter.

“There’s been loads of talks and speculation about many of our players, both ins and outs, but for me it’s business as usual. When you’re at Manchester United you expect these things to pop up.”

Solskjaer also tried to play down a club video that saw Pogba and Jesse Lingard have a brief verbal bust-up which Victor Lindelof intervened to calm down.

Pogba is not the only problem Solskjaer has with Romelu Lukaku looking for switch to Italy, even Lindelof’s agent chipped in this week saying a major European club was after the central defender.

Adapted from The Sun