Here is the price Manchester United will pay to keep Pogba from joining Madrid

Pogba flirted with a move to Real Madrid over the recent international break when he said: “Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said it is a dream club for every player.”

Though he stressed that he is happy at Old Trafford, the 26-year-old has been linked with the Spanish giants with manager and compatriot Zinedine Zidane returning the compliments.

Former France captain Zidane said of Pogba last week: “I know him personally. He brings so much and there are few players who bring as much as he does.

“He has always said that, after Manchester, Madrid has always interested him. So when his experience at Manchester ends, why not come here to Madrid?”

And according to Ince, Pogba – United’s record signing – could well be on his way to the Bernabeu before next season.

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The World Cup winner has been in excellent form under Solskjaer with eight goals and six assists in 15 Premier League matches.

But if the Norwegian boss wants to keep Pogba away from the La Liga heavyweights, then he must make him a key pillar of his team for the foreseeable future.

“There are players who need to move on if Ole wants to re-build,” Ince wrote in his Paddy Power column.

“But also, there may well be a few players who seem to want to move on themselves. The main culprit of that, I believe, is Paul Pogba.

“Ole needs to convince him that he’s going to build the team around him going forward if he wants him to stay.

“Honestly, I don’t think Pogba will be at Old Trafford next season. Ole’s come in, changed the way he feels about the game since Jose Mourinho left and because his form has improved, the big boys have come calling again.

“It’s always hard when Real Madrid come knocking.

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“But I’m not sure Pogba’s ever settled at United since he came back, and a move could be on the cards.

“It’s Ole’s job to do some convincing now, convince players like Pogba and David de Gea that they’re better off at Old Trafford.

“Regardless of those names, Fred and Alexis Sanchez need to move on in the summer for the sake of the club and the player.

“There are four or five players that need to leave if United are to move forward.”

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