Pogba’s agent casts fresh doubt on his Man Utd future

Date published: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 5:39

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says the midfielder may consider leaving Manchester United in the summer.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Raiola said: “I expect my players to be happy and I expect the clubs to be happy. That is my work. I do not want to work in front of what might be happening in the summer.

“For now he (Pogba) needs to be getting fit and then it is my job to get both parties if possible, happy. If one of those parties is not happy then there are other ways to resolve that.

“But that is not today the way to talk or to speculate. I don’t say anything for sure. There’s only one thing for sure in life and that is that one day you die.

“A lot of people did not think he would have gone back to Manchester United, people tend to forget that, people tend to imagine that Manchester United was the only club he could have signed for.

“That was not the case. He chose Manchester United. Maybe Ferguson did not like that but he chose Manchester United.”

Raiola was quoted last month suggesting that he would stop bringing his players to Old Trafford as the speculation over Pogba’s future rumbles on.

The 52-year-old has now questioned United’s “project” and whether Pogba still wants to be part of the club’s plans after the summer.

“The quotes were a little bit strong but I think what I meant is that Manchester United needs to get their project right, otherwise there is no sense. I said what I said,” Raiola added.

“Everybody knows the ambition from both parts has not been met the last few years. Let’s be honest, let’s talk about the elephant in the room.

“So we need to see in the summer if Paul is still in the plans of Manchester United and if Manchester United is still in the plans of Paul.”

On his relationship with the club, Raiola said: “I think it is good, it is a professional, honest relationship. I have never spoken to Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), I hear he is a fantastic person and fantastic man.”

Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes’ agent Jorge Mendes has suggested that a different club could be in for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder in the summer if United don’t wrap up a deal during January.

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