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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes swipe at Mino Raiola over Paul Pogba comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to discuss Mino Raiola moving forward and didn’t comment on whether he has spoken to Paul Pogba about his agent’s outspoken claims.

The Manchester United midfielder came off the bench to score, albeit in vain, in his side’s 3-2 loss at RB Leipzig.

But the lead up to their must win Champions League game was dominated by the future of their record signing.

Raiola came out and said that Pogba’s time at Old Trafford was “over” and claimed it was best that he was sold in January.

It is not the first time the agent has spoken publicly in an effort to manufacture his client’s exit from Manchester.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had to deal with speculation surrounding Paul Pogba

Solskjaer didn’t want to discuss the comments but did elude to a private conversation with Pogba.

“What we speak about in the background is something else,” he said.

“I’m not going to talk about Paul’s agent anymore.”

The Norwegian, who will now have to start preparing his side for the Europa League, also refused to comment on whether the midfielder was content in Manchester or if he will still be there beyond the January transfer window.

“You have to ask Paul if he is happy or not, I won’t speak for him,” he added.

The Frenchman came off the bench to score in Leipzig

“He’s working hard in training and he just needs to focus on his performances.

“Now is not the time to discuss transfer targets or ins and outs at the club.”

United’s failure to progress into the latter stages of the Champions League could yet come back to haunt them as the Pogba saga draws on.

But Solskjaer conceded they were not good enough in Germany and bemoaned their shock defeat in Turkey last month.

Mino Raiola has done his upmost to get Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford

“Of course you can’t say we were good enough, we weren’t,” admitted the United boss.

“In a difficult group of course, the big defeat for us was the one away to Istanbul – that’s where we lost the points we should have had.

“Today we were close but we knew we had to defend crosses and balls into the box and we just couldn’t clear them.

“As a footballer you can’t feel sorry for yourself. You feel sorry for a few minutes tonight and then we focus on a massive game on Saturday.”




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