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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Anthony Martial will be fit for tonight’s Premier League clash at Wolves

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Anthony Martial will be fit for tonight’s Premier League clash at Wolves

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced Paul Pogba has a "big, big part" to play at Manchester United despite the Frenchman's remarks about Real Madrid recently.

Pogba described Madrid as a "dream" club while on international duty and made specific reference to Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane, who said over the weekend he liked the midfielder "a lot".

Solskjaer was asked about Pogba at yesterday's press conference and said: "I don't like to talk about other teams' players but this is another challenge with international breaks. Players are available all the time.

"It's a different environment, it's more of a general talk and Paul is a very nice and polite man who answered a general question.

"Zidane is an icon in France, Zidane is a fantastic manager, he used to be a fantastic player - I played against him myself - and Paul has just politely answered that question.

Changed

"Paul's happy here and he's going to be a big, big part. I've always said that you'd like to build your team around him and that hasn't changed at all."

Solskjaer last week became United's permanent manager on a three-year contract following a successful spell as interim boss in recent months.

His position is expected to be supplemented by the creation of the role of sporting director or technical director, with Solskjaer acknowledging that he cannot carry the burden - as managers such as Alex Ferguson did in the past.

Solskjaer added: "Football has changed and the structure at football clubs have changed. That's just the way football goes.

"A manager can't do as much as he used to do when my gaffer started, for example.

"Me and Ed (Woodward, executive vice-chairman) and Joel (Glazer, co-chairman), we are looking at how can this club be run as smoothly and as well as possible.

"We'll see what the club will end up with and I'm happy talking and discussing football with knowledgeable people in the right positions."

Both Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku are expected to be available to face Wolves tonight.

Martial scored in the 2-1 win over Watford over the weekend but later limped out of the fixture while fellow forward Lukaku was an unused substitute.

Solskjaer added: "Both will be ready for (tonight), definitely. It looks good."

Meanwhile, Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves' recent FA Cup victory against United will have no bearing when the two sides meet again tonight.

Challenge

Wanderers reached the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over United at Molineux on March 16.

"That night was special for us but this is a new challenge," said the Wolves boss.

"What we did before doesn't mean anything. We've analysed it and we will try to take the good things we did and try to repeat it.

"But every game is a new challenge. (Tonight) we play against a fantastic team and we will need to be organised and focused.

"We face an opponent in front of us that requires maximum effort from us.

"We will be ready for it. Football moves on and the games come fast but as I have always said, it is one game at a time."

Ryan Bennett will return to the Wolves squad having completed a two-match suspension in the Premier League after receiving his 10th yellow card of the season in the competition during the home win over Cardiff a month ago.

Espirito Santo, who has a full squad to choose from, must decide whether Bennett goes straight back into the starting line-up.