Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister has branded Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola ‘disrespectful’ over comments he made earlier in the summer regarding his client’s future at Old Trafford.
Pogba himself made it clear in June that he was targeting ‘a new challenge’ after three years at United, before Raiola said in July that Pogba was ‘in the process’ of moving on.
The France midfielder began the season well with two assists in United’s win over Chelsea on Sunday and Pallister believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a great player on his hands if he can continue get the best out of him.
“I know his agent came out saying it’s time for Paul to look for a new challenge now, and I think that’s disrespectful to the club where he’s under contract, trying to push a transfer through,” Pallister told AmericanGambler .com
“Ole has been very positive about Paul staying and wanting to get the best out of him as he’s a fantastic player and on his day we are talking about a world-class player.
“The ball that he put through for [Marcus] Rashford, the drive and making the goal for Daniel James; that’s the Paul Pogba that we want to see. If you can harness that talent then you have one of the best midfield players in the world, if not the best.
“It all depends on Paul, what he sees, what he believes and what he wants to do. If he’s not happy at Manchester United, as Ole said, he wants players that want to play for the shirt; that are desperate to play for the shirt. Until we get closer to the end of the transfer window for the clubs in Spain then there will always be this conjecture. “