Pogba’s Situation is Embarrassing, Says Ex-Man United Player

In the wake of Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola’s comment that the French midfielder is done with Manchester United, former Manchester United forward Dimitir Berbatov has termed the situation as embarrassing. Just hours before RB Leipzig sent Manchester United to the Europa League, Raiola declared that his client’s future at the club is ‘over’.

Pogba is unsettled at Manchester United

‘Mino Raiola’s comments about Paul Pogba being unhappy were very poorly timed, right before a massive match in the Champions League,’ Berbatov said.

‘That isn’t ideal and I’m sure it would have been felt in the dressing room before the game.

‘I don’t think Pogba would have known what Raiola was about to say, which is embarrassing for the player. At the end of the day the agent is working for the player, so the agent should do what the player tells him, it doesn’t matter who you are – you work for the player.

‘It was the wrong way to do things, it created a big fuss which was totally unnecessary before a match. On the other hand, if Pogba did tell his agent to say those things then it’s obvious that something isn’t quite right.

Pogba returned to his former club, Manchester United from Juventus in 2016, on a five-year contract for a then-record for highest football transfer fee at €105 million (£89.3 million) plus bonuses of €5 million in the much celebrated ‘Pogback’ deal.

I Made A Stupid Mistake – Pogba

Manchester United Salon D’Or midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted to making a stupid mistake that cost his team against Arsenal on Sunday. Speaking after the match, Pogba admitted that he made a stupid mistake, that eventually cost his team all three points against the Gunners.

Pogba did not have one of his best games against the Gunners.

‘When you try to touch the ball before the guy, I felt like I touched him a bit. I knew I was in the box and I knew it would be a mistake.

‘At the end, I shouldn’t give a penalty like that. I should let him take the ball and try to block the cross.

‘Maybe I was bit out of breath because of the running just before and that made me do this stupid mistake. I will learn from that.

‘I am not the best defensively in the box and I have to work on this. I can always improve on that.’ Pogba said.

Pogba commited a foul on Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin in the box and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted the second half spot kick for the Gunners as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggled despite entering the match on the back of a thrilling 5-0 victory against RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek.