Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is inching closer to the Old Trafford exit, according to several British news outlets. Pogba did not start Manchester United’s key Champions League fixture against Sevilla in midweek. He did come on in the second half but played poorly as the Red Devils crashed out of the competition. Pogba was included in Manchester United’s FA Cup quarterfinal squad on Saturday, but the Frenchman did not come off the bench in the Red Devils’ win.
Is Manchester United’s Paul Poga to leave the club?
Following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday night, reports have emerged that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is speaking to teams about a possible transfer. Although Raiola recently said everything is fine between Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho, it doesn’t appear to be that way in truth.
Raiola is not only talking about a possible Pogba departure from Old Trafford, but he has continued to speak out about Mourinho’s use of the player. Raiola has stated numerous times that Mourinho is playing the midfielder out of his preferred attacking position.
Raiola has also stated he wants Pogba to receive an increase in salary now that Alexis Sanchez has arrived at the club. The agent’s complaining has increased the likelihood that Pogba may leave. However, Both Raiola and Pogba will need a football club to put together a sizeable transfer package to land the star player.
Raiola represents three other Manchester United stars – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Romero – according to the Metro. Mourinho could upset Raiola and the trio of Red Devils, if he doesn’t handle Pogba’s situation carefully.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba: Stay or go?
Few teams are capable of matching the salary and transfer fee Manchester United paid to laid Pogba. One of the few teams regularly connected to the Frenchman is Real Madrid. However, the Express states the midfielder would need to lower his salary demands to play at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea have also been linked as a possible destination. But it is highly unlikely Manchester United would sell to Pogba to a direct rival.