‘Hopefully we won’t see him in a Manchester United shirt again’: Fans want Paul Pogba to be DROPPED from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s roster ahead of the Champions League game following the agent’s claim … with Gary Lineker not sure whether his future is over at Old Trafford
- Manchester United fans are demanding that Paul Pogba be dropped from the team
- Midfielder manager Mino Raiola stated his time at Old Trafford was ‘over’.
- The outraged fan base wanted the Frenchman to drop for a crunch draw against RB Leipzig
Manchester United fans are calling for Paul Pogba to be dropped from the team ahead of their pivotal Champions League showdown with RB Leipzig.
Outrage online has been sparked by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, after claiming that the Frenchman’s time at Old Trafford was over, as he told Tuttosport, ‘I can say it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.’
Pogba’s future has been the subject of much speculation for months – but now some fans are tired of the antics surrounding his future and would rather have manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drop the £ 89m midfielder.
Manchester United fans are demanding that midfielder Paul Pogba be dropped from the team
Outrage has been sparked by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who said his time at United is ‘over’.
Pogba’s future has been the subject of much speculation for months, but fans now want him gone
Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted in response to Raiola’s comments: ‘Not quite over yet. There’s a pretty big game to play tomorrow to start. You would think he would keep that in mind. ‘
However, one fan doesn’t want to see Pogba play in their European do-or-die match with Leipzig, as they tweeted: ‘Hopefully we’ll never see Paul Pogba in a Manchester United shirt again. Pogba to the reserves – here we go! ‘
Raiola’s ill-timed comments put even more pressure on Solskjaer, as another fan said he would look ‘weak’ if he chose him to play. ‘Pogba is not allowed to play anymore tomorrow. If Ole chooses him, it’s weak ‘
The majority of Manchester United fans agree that the 27-year-old should now get the cold shoulder of the manager and the club, as another tweeted: “ A lot of people here might disagree with me, but … if I were OGS now I would send Paul Pogba on the first flight back to Manchester and exclude him from tomorrow’s squad on race day.
“When Paul Pogba asks why I would ask him to call Mino Raiola for his answer.”
While another Red Devils believer has already set his sights on former transfer target Aston Villa star Jack Grealish: ‘I want every penny earned from selling Pogba to be spent bringing Grealish to Old Trafford. It only makes sense. ‘
Pogba looked back to his old self in Saturday’s win over West Ham last weekend and contributed with a stunning goal.
Some accuse Raiola of jumping in with this brief, damaging statement once he has performed well, and his actions can have huge repercussions and create a frenzy of distraction at the very point where Solskjaer needs absolute focus on the task.
United needs at least a draw against RB Leipzig in Germany on Tuesday-evening to guarantee a place in the knockout phase.
The ramifications of Raiola’s statement are likely to continue in the run-up to their Manchester derby
And the ramifications of Raiola’s statement are likely to continue ahead of their crunch derby clash with Manchester City on Saturday.
Pogba is still United’s record buy at £ 89 million, but has never been shy about teasing a step away from the club he left as an academy star for Juventus before returning to much fanfare.
In October, he described a possible move to Real Madrid as ‘a dream’, in comments rejected by Solskjaer, who claimed his midfielder would be with United for two more years.
Pogba’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but United has the option to activate an extension for another year.