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Mino Raiola accuses people of ‘nervousness’ over Pogba’s United future

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Mino Raiola has claimed that unnamed people are nervous over Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future.

The midfielder is out of contract at United in 2022 and Raiola caused controversy in December when he claimed his client’s time at Old Trafford was ‘over’.

Raiola’s comments were criticised at the time as they came in the build-up to a crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claiming the controversial agent needed to learn the value of working as a team.

Raiola subsequently claimed Pogba could return to Juventus, having enjoyed a four-year spell at the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016.


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Since then, Pogba has enjoyed a fine run of form and talked up the prospect of staying at Old Trafford, but Raiola has once again poked the hornets’ nest, telling Tutto Mercato that he cannot speak about his client’s future as people will be offended.

He said: “‘Paul Pogba to Juventus? I can’t speak about Pogba because people are nervous, they don’t sleep at night.

“I have to work quietly. If I speak, someone gets offended.

“Pogba must also be left alone. I will do what I have to do not in front of you, but in the shadows, as I have always done.”

The comments come after Solskjaer recently said he was at ease about Pogba’s contract situation at Old Trafford.

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“Speculation about Paul is always going to be there,” the Norwegian said.

“We’ve got a good open dialogue with Paul, so what we talk about and how we see that situation remains between us of course.

“I’m just happy he’s focused, he’s playing really well and he’s happy in himself and that’s important. You can see Paul now enjoying playing football with a red shirt on.”

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