As reported by Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer soon realised in his talks that Eriksen has already set his heart on a move to La Liga and doesn't want to join another Premier League club.
The Red Devils were tipped to make a late switch for Eriksen with Real Madrid not making a move as Spurs face losing him on a free transfer next summer.
But a personal discussion between Solskjaer and Eriksen saw the club find that, despite admiring United, his preferred move was elsewhere.
The Red Devil chiefs however are reported to have not sanctioned the move as they believed that Eriksen's arrival would ensure Pogba's departure, something the club cannot commercially afford.
Meanwhile, United move for Bruno Fernandes was at that moment derailed by Sporting Lisbon's transfer fee and concerns over him losing possession too regularly. Since the closure of the transfer window, Solskjaer has convinced Pogba to stay with Manchester United for another season, however, Eriksen could still be on the move as the European transfer window does not close until September 2.