Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has made a clear statement that his client, whose contract ends next year, has no future at his current club, Manchester United.
The Frenchman has struggled since his return to Old Trafford from Juventus back in 2016 in exchange for 100 million euros.
“It’s over for Pogba at Manchester United,” Raiola said in an interview with Tuttosport which is set to be published on Tuesday.
Speaking to talkSPORT back in 2019, the Italian super-agent revealed that Manchester United were already aware about Pogba’s desire concerning his future.
“The player Pogba, has done nothing wrong,” said Raiola. “He has been respectful and professional in every way and always.
“The club has known his feeling for a long time. It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.
“Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties.”
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United’s boss, Pogba has lost prominence at the team, with the majority of his performances being below-par.
This season, he has played 633 minutes across 13 official matches. He was been dropped from the squad on three occasions and has played the whole 90 minutes in only three duels.
Numbers suggest that Solskjaer is not satisfied with Pogba’s displays lately, with the Frenchman having mustered two goals and another two assists so far this season. However, Solskjaer believes that the French midfielder will stay put for two more years.
“Paul’s our player,” Solskjaer told the press prior Manchester United’s game against Newcastle in October. “He’s going to be here for another two years and I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul.
“So, in the next couple of years I’m sure we’ll get the best out of him.”
Article 4 of the Royal Decree 1006, says Premier League teams are allowed to unilaterally extend their players if such a clause is included in their deals.
Manchester United have done so with Pogba, whose contract ends in 2021 but could be extended for another season if the Red Devils decide so.
Therefore, if the relationship between the two parties is completely broken, a transfer next summer could be the only way out for the France international.