Man Utd will not allow Pogba to leave for Real Madrid in January

Manchester United will resist any attempt by Paul Pogba to leave in January despite the latest twist in the Frenchman’s comeback saga, according to Dailymail.

Pogba’s return from a two-and-a-half-month lay-off after ankle surgery has been postponed due to illness.

Pogba has only made six appearances this season and banked £3.25m in wages during an 11-week rehabilitation that has included trips to Dubai and Florida.

The 26-year-old still has 18 months left on his contract and has told the club he has no intention of signing a new one.

Pogba has agitated to join Real Madrid and Barcelona in the past and there is renewed speculation over a move next month. But United sources insist he will not be sold.

The Pogba issue is again proving to be a distraction for Solskjaer, who had hoped to have the player available for the Christmas period. He said: ‘Of all things he’s been struck down ill now. That’s set him back quite a bit. Paul’s a top player and we want to see him playing his best football at Man United. We just need to get him fit.’

Solskjaer will make changes for tonight’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Colchester, with in-form striker Mason Greenwood expected to start.