Tuesday December 31 2019
Raiola: 'Pogba committed to United'

Mino Raiola has assured that Paul Pogba is committed to the Manchester United project, seemingly ending hopes of a return to Juventus.

Raiola claimed over the summer that Pogba wanted to leave United but, with the midfielder fit again and back playing for the Red Devils, the agent has now changed tact.

“Paul has always respected Manchester United, as long as Manchester United has respected Paul,” he told Sky Sports.

“The only one that talks for Manchester United and Paul is Ole. I go by what he says; he will not move. That's OK and we are good with them.

“Paul is struggling a little bit with his injury and that's our main interest now. There's one objective that Paul has and that is to perform as well as possible with Manchester United.

“He's a top pro and I think that his heart is in the right place with Manchester United.”

However, the representative made it clear the Frenchman was happy to stay on at least one condition.

“Yes I can [see Pogba staying], but in a club that I hope fights for the League and hopefully the Champions League.

“Is that strange? Am I the only one that's worried? Is the owner not worried? I think that everybody that is in love with Manchester United is worried about that.

“As long as Paul is in Manchester United, he wants to win trophies with Manchester United. That's the kind of player he is and he will not act differently.

“Like Ole's saying, it's a work in progress now this club. He's says he's working on a team for next year.

“Let's hope that it goes well for him because the world needs Manchester United on the top.

“Clearly they are not where they think they should be.”

Raiola revealed he had not spoken to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but added the Frenchman had great respect for his coach.

“If Ole has ideas about my player and he wants to talk to me about it, he knows my number.

“Until that moment I talk with Ed Woodward because that's the person that I talk to in the club.

“I only know that Paul respects him and loves him for what he has done in the past with him as one of the players.”

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