Manchester United embarked on some warm weather training during the winter break but Paul Pogba was not fit enough to join them.
Nevertheless, as tends to be the way with Pogba, he has found his way into the headlines thanks to recent comments from his agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba’s injury absence raises the prospect that he has already played his last game in a red shirt and Raiola’s latest comments show the Frenchman’s heart isn’t in it at Old Trafford.
What’s been said?
As quoted by ESPN, Raiola said: “Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros.
“Paul wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.”
Raiola has been a thorn in the side of United for a number of years now and his involvement with Erling Haaland apparently played a part in the club’s failure to land him last month.
Pogba’s heart isn’t in it
Raiola makes far more noise than any top club would like the agent of one of their most talented players to make.
That has been an issue for a number of years now, but Pogba repeatedly fails to shut it down. It’s not as if Raiola will be going rogue here.
Everyone knows there’s interest in Pogba and there are problems at United by now but Raiola’s agitating for a move once more shows that the Frenchman’s heart isn’t in it at Old Trafford.
It’s not even as if the comments really underline his heart is set on a massive move to one specific destination, more that he wouldn’t mind anything which can get him out of United.
That shows once more than Pogba isn’t prepared to knuckle down and help United out of the current troubles, his eyes are on a move elsewhere to further his own career.
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