Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, posted on Twitter minutes before Manchester United’s pivotal fixture with Chelsea on Monday to hit out at Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
The United manager, frustrated by exhaustive speculation surrounding the midfielder, had seemingly irked Pogba’s camp by saying the player belonged to his club, rather than the agent. But, moments before a crucial match in the race for the Champions League places, Raiola posted on social media to have his say over the France international’s future.
The agent tweeted:
“Paul is not mine and for sure not Solskjær’s property. Paul is Paul Pogba’s. You cannot own a human being already for a long time in the UK or anywhere else. I hope Solskjaer do not want to suggest that Paul is his prisoner.
“But before Solskjær makes comments about things I say he should inform himself better about the context of what has been said. I am a free citizen who can think and express my thoughts. Until now I was maybe nice to him. Solskjær should just remember things that he said in the summer to Paul.
“I think Solskjær may be frustrated for different reasons and is now mixing up some issues. I think that Solskjær has other things to worry about. At least if I were him I would.”
Paul is not mine and for sure not Solskjaer’s property, Paul is Paul Pogba’s. pic.twitter.com/CvBHW8mj8U
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) February 17, 2020
Raiola revealed last week that he has had discussions with the Juventus sporting director, Pavel Nedved, about a potential return to the Italian champions from where Pogba rejoined United for an £89m in 2016. That speculation was met with a terse response from Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
The Manchester United manager said,
“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,”.
After the 2-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Ole Gunnar Solskjær added:
“I don’t have to comment about Mino Raiola through the media, I can talk to him myself.”
When asked if he would, Ole Gunnar Solskjær said: