Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Man Utd stance on Paul Pogba transfer to Real Madrid
But a move never materialised in the summer transfer window as Los Blancos embarked on a huge revamp of the squad.
Solskjaer though insists that United are already braced for it to “kick-off” when the transfer window reopens in January after Bernabeu president Florentino Perez claimed Pogba is still on his radar.
“But Paul is working hard here and he is totally committed to Manchester United. I am not worried now – and I will never be worried in the future about Paul Pogba staying here.
“If it all kicks off again with Madrid in January then there will be no worries then either. If we have to live with the speculation again then we will handle it like we did in the summer.
“Paul is going nowhere. He is happy here when he’s playing.”
The Norwegian insisted all summer that Pogba was going nowhere and slapped a £150m valuation on his head.
Zidane made it clear that he wanted the Frenchman to bolster his ageing midfield for the upcoming season.
And how he could do with him now with Los Blancos struggling so far this season.
Despite remaining unbeaten in La Liga through four games, they could only draw at home to Valladolid and almost blew a three goal lead at home to Levante.
They were then humiliated away at PSG in the Champions League last week, going down 3-0 at Parc des Princes, and have not kept a clean sheet yet.
As a result, Zidane is already under pressure and might not even be in charge by the time that the transfer window reopens in January.
Should this happen there would be a growing confidence that Pogba could remain and sign a new deal at Old Trafford.