Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said be be furious with Mino Raiola after he claimed that World Cup winner Paul Pogba is finished at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian, who remained calm on the surface after the comments were made about the midfielder, could therefore allow Pogba to join either Juventus or Real Madrid in January.
Superagent Raiola hit out at United, and not for the first time, last week on the eve of their crunch Champions League clash against RB Leipzig – which ended in their elimination.
Solskjaer was blunt when addressing the interview after that fixture, but the entire saga might have left him far more frustrated than he has allowed the world to see.
Italian journalist Massimo Marianella has been quoted by CalcioMercato as saying that United will not wait until the summer to sell Pogba due to the stance of their manager.
He adds that Solskjaer has been left fuming by the most recent dig made by Raiola, and that a transfer back to Juventus is a ‘real opportunity’.
“There’s no point beating about the bush,” Raiola told Tuttosport earlier this month.
"It’s better to speak out clearly, look forward and avoid wasting time to find culprits. Paul is unhappy at Manchester United, he can’t manage to express himself like he wants to and like people expect him to.”
Solskjaer then said in response: "You have to ask Paul if he is happy or not, I won't speak for him.
"What we speak about in the background is something else.
"I'm not going to talk about Paul's agent anymore."
With Pogba posting on Instagram: “I’ve always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my team-mates and the fans, Bla bla is not important.
“The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000% involved!
“Always strong together… all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.
“When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t talk #SpeakTheTruthOrRemainSilent #United #talktothehand.”
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