‘Paul Pogba is our player – not Mino Raiola’s!’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes aim at super-agent after he fuelled Manchester United star’s exit talks
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has attempted to take control of his spat with Mino Raiola
- The Man United boss says Paul Pogba’s future is in his hands, not the agent’s
- Raiola has hit out at United repeatedly, hinting that a Pogba exit is inevitable
- The Frenchman’s season has been destroyed by injury, and he is racing to return
- Raiola says Pogba wants a ‘new challenge’, and the Champions League is crucial
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Mino Raiola, insisting Paul Pogba’s future is in Manchester United’s hands, not the super-agent’s.
Raiola has repeatedly fired jabs at United during a roller-coaster season at Old Trafford, as Pogba’s hunger for Champions League football threatens to go unsatisfied once again.
The Frenchman has been plagued by injury, featuring just eight times this season. Without Europa League victory or a top-four finish, an exit looks inevitable.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will decide Paul Pogba’s future, not his agent Mino Raiola
The super-agent has hit out at United’s struggles, hinting Pogba will be heading out the exit
The Frenchman’s season has been wrecked by injury, adding to his frustrations at Old Trafford
United and Raiola have already clashed this year after the Premier League side missed out on the signing of Erling Haaland, and Solskjaer found himself clashing with the agent once more.
‘Paul is our player and not Mino’s,’ Solskjaer said.
‘I haven’t sat down and told Paul to tell his agent what to say. I’ve not spoken to Mino, that’s for sure.’
Pogba has shared pictures of his rehab, with the midfielder desperate to return this season
Pogba last took to the field on Boxing Day, making a 45 minute cameo during a 4-1 win over Newcastle. The ankle injury that had already wrecked his season cropped again, though, and he has missed another six games since.
The World Cup winner is battling to return for the Manchester derby in March, with Sportsmail revealing he is desperate to join the United squad for the final weeks of the season.
United have sunk to ninth ahead of their clash with top-four rivals Chelsea on Monday, and Raiola has warned their form must turn around soon to keep Pogba.
‘He never lost his smile, but clearly a great player doesn’t go to Manchester United only to not challenge for the Champions League or the Premier League title,’ the agent told Italian media.
‘It would be bull for me not to admit Paul wants to stay at the highest level.’