Raiola lays down the law with Man Utd as Pogba future comes into focus

Date published: Sunday 23rd August 2020 8:27 - Steve Pearson

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Super agent Mino Raiola has told Man Utd exactly what they will not be doing this summer with regards to Paul Pogba, and has provided an update on the future of former strike target Erling Haaland.

The Red Devils returned to form post-Chirstmas, chiefly inspired by Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes.

His winter acquisition raised the levels of performance from the likes of Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood. But one other player who reaped the rewards was Pogba.

Following a lengthy injury lay-off and persistent speculation over an Old Trafford exit, Pogba’s future in Manchester remained unclear.

But with the Frenchman’s rejuvenation since football’s restart, pulses have been set racing at what Man Utd could achieve in the coming years.

Questions still remain over his future, however, with negotiations over a contract extension set to begin shortly.

But now, Pogba’s agent – Mino Raiola – has spoken out regarding his client, insisting there is zero chance Pogba will be sold this summer.

“Pogba is key player for Man Utd, they have an important project and he’s 100 per cent included,” Raiola told Gianluca Di Marzio (via Goal).

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“Man Utd will not accept any bid on this summer to sell Pogba.

“He is not the type to make controversy, especially in a moment where you have to stay calm and see how it turns out.

“We will deal with the renewal calmly, without stress. We will continue to talk about it.”


Haaland future update

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Another Raiola client – Erling Braut Haaland – has links with Man Utd after being on the verge of joining the club in January.

That deal eventually fell through, and Raiola insists he too will not be on the move in the coming months.

“He is a regret for those who did not take him and a dream for those that did take him,” he added.

“He will not move this year. He is fine at Dortmund. It is not the time to moving, we are very aware of the career path that can be done.”

Meanwhile, Patrice Evra has revealed the influence Cristiano Ronaldo had on the signing of Bruno Fernandes, and made a strong claim regarding Man Utd’s Premier League chances next season.


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