Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer no longer wants to talk about Paul Pogba in all of his press conferences.
It’s true to a certain extent that the Manchester United manager hasn’t provided clear updates regarding the extent of Pogba’s injuries and it has led journalists to word their questions differently to get to the root of the problem.
However, most of the credit for fuelling the unnecessary speculations goes to the big mouth of Mino Raiola, who just can’t shut himself up. Everyone knows how much Raiola loves the sound of his own voice and had recently criticised Manchester United’s management for how they have handled Paul Pogba as a player.
Solskjaer says Raiola shouldn’t have spoken out about United but didn’t hit back at Pogba’s agent. He did, however, send a warning to all agents about the ownership of players, as BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone picks up on below via Twitter:
OGS says Mino Raiola shouldn’t have spoken about Man Utd in public but didn’t have a go back. “Don’t think I should be talking about agents that talk about us. Paul is our player. Agents are hired by players, not opposite way round. It’s not ‘agents’ players’ it’s ‘our players.’”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) 3 January 2020
Solskjaer probably feels that by speaking about MUFC and Pogba in such a way, Raiola is bringing negative attention to the situation. After all, he’s the one that has to deal with the press on a weekly basis. Raiola chooses to do so whenever it suits him.