Monday, 18 November 2019 | 22:50 WIB

Solskjaer: Pogba and Rashford are Indispensable for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer (nytimes)

MANCHESTER, NETRALNEWS.COM - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said to Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford that they are vital' for the club's future, amid strong interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Solskjaer was appointed as United's permanent manager on Thursday local time and the 46-year-old coach wanted to overhaul his squad in the summer transfer market after being promised to get funds of 250 million pounds (around IDR 4, 63 trillion).

Solskjaer is reportedly prioritizing England's Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho, and the Norwegian coach also wants to continue to keep his star players ahead of the 2019/20 season.

United owners are confident that the club are competing in the title race under Solskjaer next season with Pogba and Rashford considered key players in the future.

Pogba has been linked with Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid, while Barcelona are eyeing Rashford as long-term successor of Luis Suarez.

"Our goal as a club is to achieve what we have done in the past and that is hope here," Solskjaer was quoted as saying by the Mirror, when asked whether Rashford and Pogba could realize their ambitions at United.

"Of course we hope to build a team that is strong enough to be recorded in the history of the club," he added.

While Pogba said his seriousness about joining Madrid this summer, a number of reports showed that Rashford was ready to commit long-term to the Red Devils.

Rashford, whose contract runs out in summer 2020, is not interested in moving to the Nou Camp despite much speculation about his recent future.