Manchester United are said to be ‘sick and tired’ of the off-the-field drama surrounding Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola.
The Italian representative has caused trouble for the Red Devils in the past, even during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as manager.
And following Pogba’s return to the scoresheet on Saturday after his world-class goal in the 3-1 Premier League comeback at West Ham, Raiola has dropped another bombshell.
His French client has hardly been a regular in the team this season and took advantage of a rare start at the London Stadium this weekend.
While Pogba indicated after the game he was happier than previously suggested earlier this term, Raiola then claimed on Monday in an interview with Tuttosport his United career is “over”.
The timing of the comments will have angered Solskjaer, as it serves as a distraction heading into Tuesday’s crunch Champions League clash with RB Leipzig.
Focus needs to be on the game in Germany, which Pogba could well play in, but Raiola has made the situation all about the World Cup winner once again.
The agent says a transfer in January will suit all parties, with his contract expiring in 2022.
And it appears United have had enough themselves four-and-a-half years after re-signing the midfielder from Juventus.
Sky Sports say United are privately thinking it is a case of ‘here we go again’ after Raiola’s quotes dropped 24 hours before the Leipzig showdown.
It is said they’re fed up, although United won’t officially say a word due to having their biggest match of the season tonight.
United, as an organisation, are claimed to be ‘sick and tired of this’.
Solskjaer’s side need to have their mind on football as they must draw or avoid defeat to go through to the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Additionally, United have the crucial Manchester derby in the Premier League on Saturday at Old Trafford.
It remains unclear whether Pogba knew Raiola would do the interview.
Clarity on the situation at Old Trafford is expected to come from Solskjaer at least after the game against Leipzig.
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