The famous football agent, Mino Raiola, is known for being one not to mince words and today he shocked most of the football world by stating that his client, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, is not going to continue playing with the Red Devils after this season.
Ever since Paul Pogba, 27-year old, came back to Manchester United through a record fee in 2016, it hasn’t been a nice journey for all parties involved. The lack of results from the club and the inconsistent performances of Paul Pogba has resulted in their relationship becoming sourer and sourer. Pobga has constantly dropped quotes about wanting new challenges and even openly flirting with Real Madrid a few months ago.
Now his agent, Mino Raiola, during an interview, has bluntly commented how Pogba’s time at Manchester United has come to an end since his client is unhappy. All of this in the eve of perhaps Manchester United’s most important game of the season so far, where they need to win or draw against RB Leipzig tomorrow to continue their in the UEFA Champions League.
Speaking of Pogba himself, it’s no secret that his time at Man Utd has been mostly uneven, combining good spells of form with really torrid performances. But beyond that, the arrival of the excellence Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes last January galvanized the team, improving Man Utd’s performances. Fernandes has been a talisman of optimism within the club, highlighting how little relevance the Pogba has in this current Manchester United squad.
To top that, Donny van de Beek is slowly becoming more prominent within the squad and that could have a side effect of Pogba not being an essential cog in the Red Devils machinery as expected initially. To be blunt about it, this was a relationship that was bound to end. Most likely as often happens, Mino Raiola did not choose the right moment and the right means to announce such decision. We truly hope that Manchester United’s board has been informed before making such public statements. In any event, the bottom line is that Paul Pogba and Manchester United are about to go in separate ways soon.