Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba and not have to deal with Mino Raiola again, Roy Keane believes
Feb. 18, 2020
Roy Keane believes Paul Pogba will leave in the summer and Manchester United are right to let him go.
In the last few days, tensions between United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola have increased and Keane thinks his former club don’t need the hassle and must ‘look at the bigger picture’.
“If it’s not right for the club and people are almost laughing at you – these agents – then let these lads go,” he told Sky Sports.
“Look at the bigger picture, we’re talking about a great club like United, don’t go chasing after these players, who don’t want to be at this club, their agents don’t want them to be there.
“I don’t think Pogba wants to be there.
“Just shake hands and say ‘off you go.’”
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United beat Chelsea 2-0 , but before the match Solskjaer reminded Raiola that Pogba is under contract at Old Trafford.
It prompted a strong response from the agent, which was put to Solskjaer at Stamford Bridge during his post-match interview.
Keane used it as another reason the partnership must end.
“It’s unfair that [Solskjaer] needs to come out and talk about an agent when he’s just had a good victory,” he said.
“There has been lots of noises coming out of Pogba’s camp for a number of months and the simple thing is just move him on in the summer.
“He’s a good player, but there seems to be too much baggage with him.”
Pogba has only featured eight times this season, with his last appearance coming on Boxing Day, as a persistent foot injury has kept him out of action.
He made his desire to leave clear in the summer and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and a return to Juventus, who sold him to United for £89m in 2016.
Raiola even recently called Italy ‘home’ for the player and that his name had been brought up in his own conversations with the club.