Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola insists the player is unhappy at Manchester United and has to leave the club at the end of the season.
Pogba, whose contract is due to expire in June 2022, has only started five Premier League games for United this season after recovering from Covid-19.
The 27-year-old scored his first league goal of the season in United’s 3-1 comeback win over West Ham on Saturday.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Raiola said the France midfielder needs a change of scenery and United should consider offloading him or face the prospect of losing him on a free.
“There’s no point beating about the bush. It’s better to speak out clearly, look forward and avoid wasting time to find culprits,” says Raiola.
“Paul is unhappy at Man 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,” added Raiola.
“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.
“If anybody can’t understand this, then they know little or nothing about football. Anyway, they’re free to direct all the blame to myself if Paul were to leave next summer,” he said.
Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus in 2016, revealed in October his desire to play for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
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By Ofhani Munyai