GOOD MORNING UTD FANS,
Paul Pogba is finished at Manchester United.
That is the opinion of his agent Mino Raiola who says the player is unhappy and can no longer express himself on the pitch.
He told Tuttosport: said: “I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.”
Raiola went on to say that it is time for United’s board to stop skirting around the subject and sell him soon before he becomes a free agent in 18 months time, insisting he has no intention of signing a new deal.
He added: “It is useless to go around it.
“Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits: Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.
“He has to change teams, he has to change the air. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I think the best solution for the parties is to sell in the next market.”
Raiola’s comments came just hours after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted his team is ready to step up and fire the club into the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
United need a point away at RB Leipzig in their final game of Group H to do just that.
And having lost only once away from home all season boss Solskjaer is convinced they have the talent and belief to get the job done.
Solskjaer said: “Knockout games or games like this that you can go through are big, the players are at Manchester United because they have qualities we’ve looked for.
“I’m sure they will prove that’s the reason why they’re here, they will show it.
“The character of the group is getting better and better.
“It’s something we want, games like this.”
And finally, United are hopeful Edinson Cavani will escape a ban for his ‘negrito’ Instagram comment thanks to a ‘cultural context’ argument.
The Uruguayan striker, 33, wrote ‘gracias negrito’ in response to a friend congratulating his two-goal performance during the 3-2 win over Southampton.
Cavani – who joined United in the summer on a free transfer – faces a minimum three-game ban from the FA for the comment, despite the striker offering a public apology.
But United hope to escape any suspension by offering ‘cultural context’, according to The Athletic.
It’s claimed United will show proof the term is only used by way of a nickname for the friend in question AND that it’s commonly used in his circle of pals.