Mino Raiola speaks out over Pogba’s Manchester United future

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Super-agent Mino Raiola has this evening provided an update on Manchester United’s plans for Paul Pogba.

Pogba back on form

For the first summer in some time, speculation surrounding the future of Red Devils midfielder Pogba has proven largely subdued to this point.

The Frenchman endured a somewhat hit-and-miss campaign at Old Trafford in 2019/20, with a series of ankle problems having restricted him to just 16 Premier League appearances.

Significantly, though, 9 of these outings came on the back of the Covid-19 enforced break, with Pogba having gone on to play a key role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men clinching a top-4 berth.

The 27-year-old also formed an encouraging partnership alongside Bruno Fernandes at the heart of United’s midfield, with Pogba, all told, having looked genuinely content in the colours of the Manchester giants as the campaign drew to a close.

Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (L) celebrates scoring their second goal with Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on June 30, 2020. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP)

Such factors, when also taking into consideration the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on clubs around the globe, have, in turn, seen the rumours surrounding Pogba’s name die down ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

‘100% included’

As such, speaking to Sky Italia this evening, Mino Raiola was inevitably asked for the latest on Pogba’s future at Old Trafford, a situation which provided the often-controversial super-agent with the perfect opportunity to throw a spanner in the works of those at Manchester United.

Raiola, however, in fact appeared very much keen to keep the peace.

The Dutchman went on to reveal that Pogba remains an integral part of United’s plans moving forward, with the Red Devils not set to take his sale into consideration under any circumstances this summer:

‘Pogba is a key player for Man United, they’ve an important project and he’s 100% included. Man United will not accept any bid on this summer to sell Pogba.’

Significantly, Raiola also confirmed that discussions over a new contract for his client will soon get underway:

‘We’re going to speak about a new contract soon, no stress.’

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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