Paul Pogba has not played for Manchester United since their 1-1 draw against Arsenal in September.
He was sidelined with an injury and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted last week the midfielder’s ankle has “not healed up yet”, suggesting the player could be weeks away from a first team return.
Paco González, director of Cope’s program ‘Tiempo de Juego’ claims sources from the the Old Trafford dressing room state the World Cup winner has already recovered from the injury, but doesn’t want to pay for the 20-time English champions.
That’s because the 26-year-old wants to leave the Premier League side and is forcing a exit so he can join Real Madrid in January. The report adds two sources from United have backed up González’s claims, but they have maintained another stance in public.
According to their information, Solskjaer, who wasn’t willing to allow Pogba to leave in the summer, would now sanction the sale for as much money as the club can get.
Manchester United are said to value the player around €150m.
In addition to this, it’s claimed Pogba’s decision to post a video on social media where he is seen playing basketball has not gone down well at United, despite the public message from the club being different.
It remains to be seen if and how Solskjaer would respond to these claims in his pre-match press conference for the midweek Europa League clash.