Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may opt against including Paul Pogba in his matchday squad for the crunch Champions League group stage game at RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
United need a draw or a win against Leipzig to qualify for the last 16 of this season’s competition, but the German side are also in with a shout of progressing.
The Bundesliga club are level on points with both the Red Devils and PSG in a fascinating Group H equation.
However, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba may not be a part of the matchday squad for the showdown with Leipzig.
The Frenchman has travelled to Germany for the game, but after recent comments made by his agent Mino Raiola, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may feel the right option is to leave Pogba out.
Raiola, who is known as a ‘super agent’ and has clients such as Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his stable, was speaking to Italian outlet Tuttosport and claimed:
“Paul is unhappy at Man Utd.
“He needs to change team, he needs a change of scenery.”
Raiola also said that Pogba doesn’t intend to extend his stay at Old Trafford – his current contract expires in the summer of 2022 – and claimed a transfer in the next summer window is the best outcome for all parties.
Furthermore, there were even suggestions that the Frenchman’s United career is “over”, as well as shots fired at Solskjaer’s management of the player.
With such an important Champions League game on Tuesday, as well as the Manchester derby in the Premier League at the weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a big decision to make as to whether to involve a player whose agent has landed the club some seriously unwanted PR – as well as taking a few swipes at the Norwegian’s managerial ability as well.