Manchester United’s chances of convincing Paul Pogba to remain at the club beyond the end of his contract in 2022 have been dealt a blow by the midfielder’s agent.
Mino Raiola has suggested that the relationship between Pogba and United is “over”, just two days after the 27-year-old produced his best performance of the season.
Pogba scored the equaliser as United came from behind to win 3-1 at West Ham but less than 48 hours later it’s his future at the club that is dominating the agenda, thanks to Raiola.
In an interview with Italian media outlet Tuttosport, the full version of which will be published on Tuesday, Raiola suggested that Pogba has no intention of signing a new deal at Old Trafford.
“I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United,” he is quoted as saying in the interview.
Pogba previously made no secret of his desire for a “new challenge”, having tried to engineer a move away from United in the summer of 2019. He has continued to fuel the speculation around a departure while away on international duty and once again said it would be a “dream” to play for Real Madrid in October.
United activated the one-year extension to keep Pogba at Old Trafford until the summer of 2022 that same month but any hope of getting him to commit beyond that looks to be over.
Raiola’s comments come on the eve of United’s crucial Champions League trip to RB Leipzig and will dominate the build-up to that game