Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned agent Mino Raiola that the club will not be bullied into making a decision on the future of midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford for what feels like an eternity, and Raiola has certainly contributed to that by regularly voicing his displeasure at Pogba's current situation.
He recently suggested that Pogba would be interested in returning to Juventus, but that has seemingly not affected Solskjaer, who insisted (via Goal) that the club will always have the final say.
"I've not spoken to Mino that is for sure. And, no, I haven't sat down and told Paul to tell Mino what he should say. Paul is our player and not Mino's," Solskjaer said.
It has even been rumoured that Pogba may have played his last game for United. Various foot injuries have restricted him to just eight appearances in all competitions this year, and after undergoing surgery, it was claimed that Pogba could sit out for the rest of the year to try and force a transfer.
However, Solskjaer claims this is not the case, insisting Pogba is determined to represent United once more.
"Well of course I’d like to say that as soon as he gets fit he’ll be good enough to play and I’m sure Paul’s desperate to play for us again," he added.
“Paul’s a footballer and he wants to play football. He knows he has to work hard now to get back to his best as he’s been out for so long. It’s a challenge as well for him to get back to his shape.
“It’s a difficult period in your career [being injured] but it is part and parcel of being a player – so I’m not going to give you a headline that his season has been such and such.
"He’s started running on the treadmill so he’s getting closer – it’s been a long haul so hopefully we can see him back soon."
Source : 90min