Paul Pogba’s unhappiness at Manchester United is reportedly stemming from a discontent at being essentially replaced by Bruno Fernandes.
The Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola confirmed on Monday that Pogba wants to leave United and has publicly urged the club to sanction his sale in the coming months.
Pogba has become a less pivotal player at Old Trafford since the arrival of Fernandes, who has already cemented his place as United’s new talisman.
Solskjaer has continually opted to play Fernandes in the attacking midfield role, which according to The Telegraph has left Pogba frustrated, as he wants to occupy that position.
It was in that capacity which Pogba claimed the award for United’s top goalscorer in the 2018/19 campaign, but his performances have flattered to deceive since.
As reported in October, Pogba hates being forced into a deeper role to accommodate Fernandes, and he feels their partnership has become dysfunctional as a result.
Despite showing flashes of his talent this season, Pogba has been in and out of the lineup under Solskjaer, who has regularly rotated him with the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay.
That has seemingly been enough to convince Pogba his future lies elsewhere.
Speaking on the eve of United’s crucial Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, Raiola told TuttoSport: “It is pointless to go around it.
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“Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits: Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.
“He has to change teams, he has to change the air. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I believe the best solution for the parties is to sell in the next market.”