Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United. He does not want to leave United, he hasn’t asked to leave, he hasn’t asked for more money and he wants to remain under Jose Mourinho – that is according to French journalist, Julien Laurens.
Speculations have been that Pogba wants to leave Manchester United with Barcelona taking the lead in the pursuit of the 25-year-old in a 100-million-pound bid; and interest from Juventus and others.
Laurens, a French football journalist and broadcaster thinks it is the player’s agent, Mino Raiola who wants the 2018 World Cup winner to leave Old Trafford.
“Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United. He doesn’t want to leave, he hasn’t asked to leave. He hasn’t asked for more money either like some reports we’ve read,” He told ESPN
“We knew that Mino Raiola was always going to make around Paul Pogba after the World Cup that Paul Pogba had. It’s normal.
“Whether the bids from Juventus, from Arsenal are genuine, did they happen? Or is Mino Raiola just making noise around Paul Pogba, that’s a different story.
“Maybe Mino Raiola wants Paul Pogba to move from Manchester United. But Pogba is happy to be there. He’s happy to be in the Premier League.”
The player has not been happy with the Portuguese manager, questioning United’s style of play and his position of play on the field.
Laurens does not believe Pogba’s issues with Mourinho are enough for him to have initiated the speculated move.
“Yes, he’s had issues with Jose Mourinho before,” Laurens adds
“One of the key moments last season was in March international break when Pogba went back home. He had a long chat with Didier Deschamp at the time who told him to work hard, to listen to Mourinho and not good to get in a clash with Mourinho.
“Also, I think what happened at the World Cup, Paul Pogba in a very strong position coming into this season.
“Deschamp showed that if you used Pogba in the right position, if you talk to him in the right way, if you play in the right wing (sic), then you get the play that we saw at the World Cup with France. So far, Mourinho has failed to do that.
“So, I think that Raiola knows that and Pogba knows that as well that he is in a very strong position. Now the pressure is on Mourinho and in a way on Manchester United as well.”