Paul Pogba will be overlooked for Manchester United’s trip to face Arsenal on New Year’s Day after a report claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had grown irritated by the midfielder’s antics.
Pogba has featured in two games since returning from a problematic ankle injury against Watford and Newcastle, but was absent from their win at Turf Moor on Saturday, with Solskjaer offering this explanation.
The World Cup winner has seen very little action this season due to injury, but finally made a long-awaited return from the substitutes’ bench in their defeat to Watford 10 days ago.
His return to United from Juventus three years ago has not gone fully to plan, however, and that has led to a flurry of speculation suggesting his time at the club is coming to an end with his exit plan reportedly agreed.
To add to the conspiracies that he will be sold, the Daily Mail claims Pogba will now miss the trip to Arsenal after United have grown ‘increasingly frustrated with the Frenchman and his agent Mino Raiola’.
The report in the Daily Mail adds that ‘it is understood the United boss is tired of Pogba’s antics’ including when the 26-year-old flew to France on Saturday to play a charity match with his brothers.
And the report continues: ‘United insist Pogba will not be sold in the January transfer window but recent developments raise the possibility that could change.’