Pogba agent reveals who he is speaking to at Man Utd as plans made clear

Date published: Monday 30th December 2019 9:56

The agent of Paul Pogba has insisted that the midfielder will not leave Manchester United in January, amid rumours he is unhappy at the club.

Pogba has been heavily linked with a move away from United in 2020 after the start of his season was disrupted by injuries.

Tuttosport claim that the length of time it has taken him to recover suggests his lack of desire to be at United any more, with Juventus waiting in the wings to try and seal his return next summer.

A cash-plus-player swap deal involving Emre Can had been touted for the Italians to take Pogba back to Turin, where he previously became the most expensive player in the world.

Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest, with Zinedine Zidane keen on his French compatriot.

However, it appears neither of those moves will be happening, with agent Mino Raiola backing up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claims that Pogba will be staying at Old Trafford.

“Paul has always respected Manchester United just as Manchester United has also always respected Paul,” Raiola told Sky Sports News.

“And the only one that talks for Manchester United and for Paul is Ole, because he comments in the paper and in the press.

“I go by what he [Solskjaer] says. He [Pogba] will not move, and that’s OK. We are good with them.

“Paul is a little bit struggling with his injury that we tried to resolve and I think that’s our main interest now.

“So if Ole has ideas about my player and he wants to talk to me about it, he knows my number. And until that moment I talk with Ed Woodward, because that’s the person that I talk to at the club. I never spoke with Ole.

“So I don’t know. I only know that Paul respects him, loves him for what he has done in the past with him.

“And that’s it, that’s the only thing I know about Ole.”

The comments are unlikely to resonate with ex-Red Devils defender Gary Neville, who stated earlier this month that he does not believe a word that Raiola says.

 

Meanwhile, Raiola also spoke about another of his clients who had been embroiled in a transfer saga with Man Utd – Erling Braut Haaland.

The attacking prodigy had been linked with a reunion with Solskjaer, who gave him his senior debut at Molde, but both parties walked away from the deal before Borussia Dortmund announced they would be signing him.

“Everyone is speaking about Manchester United but there were 12 clubs interested in him” Raiola claimed.

“We had serious talks with everybody. At the end it is the athlete, it is the player that has to have the best feeling and the ultimate decision. We had serious talks with everybody and on the same grounds.

“I don’t understand why in England there is such a buzz about why he has chosen Borussia Dortmund. He is a young player and he has all the time to come to the Premier League in his career and we hope there will be a time.”

 

 

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