Ole to be judged on Pogba situation

Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett has said that Ole’s United career will be decided on how he handles the Pogba situation.

Rob Dorsett said: “It’s going to be really interesting to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deals with this.

“A senior source has said to me that how Solskjaer handles this issue could define his tenure as Manchester United manager.

“When he came in, he galvanised a squad that was in disarray. He brought a togetherness to that United squad that we hadn’t seen for quite some time.

“But he’s got a real issue; one of his star players, who wants to leave, speaking to the media. His agent is speaking to the media as well. How does Solskjaer deal with it?

“The way he’s dealt with it so far has been to say ‘Pogba’s a really important player, he’s a professional, it’s everybody else’s fault apart from Paul Pogba’.

“But if Pogba continues to agitate for a move, what does Solskjaer say behind the scenes? The senior source said to me, ‘it’s a key time for him – he can’t be nice all the time’.”

He said: “It was Paul Pogba who came out and said that he felt it was time for him to leave Manchester United and time for a new challenge.

“It was his agent Mino Raiola who spoke to The Times, saying that Paul Pogba is going to leave and that he was working on a deal for him to go to a new club.

“This is not coming from the media – this is coming from Paul Pogba and his own agent.”

“If United don’t want to sell him, they will not sell him. United are saying he’s not for sale and they’ve had no bids for him – they think they can ride this out,” he said.

“Real Madrid – we haven’t seen them make their move yet. If they are going to, it’s going to be one of the biggest transfers ever; £150m. Do they have the money?”

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