Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba offers a press convention after a gala soccer match between All-Star France and Guinea on the Vallee du Cher Stadium in Tours, central France, on December 29, 2019, as a part of the “48h for Guinea” charity occasion. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the Manchester United star may go away Old Trafford if he’s sad on the finish of the season.
Pogba has made simply eight appearances for United through the present marketing campaign after battling a nagging ankle harm and rumours have swirled in regards to the France midfielder’s future throughout his absence.
Pogba made a comeback with two substitute appearances towards Watford and Newcastle in December, however suffered a recent ankle drawback, with hypothesis mounting that he needs to finish his second spell with United.
Raiola added to the drama surrounding Pogba on Wednesday when he stated his consumer was not assured to stay with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering aspect if he’s not completely satisfied.
“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,” Raiola advised Sky Sports News.
“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.”
‘Elephant in the room’
Raiola was quoted final month suggesting that he would cease bringing his gamers to Old Trafford as hypothesis over Pogba’s future rumbled on.
The 52-year-old has now questioned United’s “project” and whether or not Pogba nonetheless needs to be a part of the membership’s plans as they battle to qualify for the Champions League by way of a top-four end within the Premier League.
“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 stated.
“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.”
The uncertainty over Pogba’s future is one cause United have been so eager to signal Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.
United are reported to be haggling with Sporting over a value for Fernandes, whose agent Jorge Mendes admitted on Wednesday he expects the star to depart Portugal by the summer season.
“If he will not leave now he will leave for sure in the summer because Sporting, they have spoken already with other clubs and something will happen,” Mendes advised Sky Sports News.
“I’m not sure if (it will happen) now or the end of the season.”