Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s best move is to allow Paul Pogba leave and replace him with a player who wants to be at the club, according to reports.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford has been called into question once again after his agent, Mino Raiola, said the midfielder is unhappy and has pushed for him to leave.
‘There’s no point beating about the bush. It’s better to speak out clearly, look forward and avoid wasting time to find culprits,’ Raiola told Tuttosport.
‘Paul is unhappy at Manchester United, he can’t manage to express himself like he wants to and like people expect him to.
‘He needs to change team, he needs a change of scenery. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but the best solution for all parties is a transfer in the next window.
‘Otherwise the Old Trafford club, which I have a great relationship with, knows well that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that at the moment it’s not the player’s intention to extend the contract.’
Real Madrid have previously expressed an interest in signing Pogba and Zidane is a huge admirer of the Frenchman, but the La Liga club are unwilling to match United’s £150m valuation.
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But according to The Athletic, Solskjaer believes United should approve a deal for Pogba as he wants players in his team who are committed to the club.
The report also claims that there is ‘deep frustration from people at United over the timing of the comments from Raiola, which came on the eve of their crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
United fans have also been angered by Raiola’s comments. However, Pogba made a good impact in the second half of United’s match with West Ham on Saturday as he scored the equaliser in the 3-1 win.
Pogba’s current deal with Manchester United expires in 2022 after the Red devils triggered a one-year extension in October.