Paul Pogba denies a report suggesting he snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool and shelved contract talks as “fake news”; Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says “there is no update” on the player’s future.
The 28-year-old was sent off for a challenge on Naby Keita during United’s 5-0 defeat on Sunday, having only come on as a substitute at half-time.
According to a report in The Sun, Pogba apologised to his team-mates but did not speak to manager Solskjaer and put talks of a new contract on hold following the match.
But Pogba labelled the report “fake news” on social media, calling it “big lies to make headlines”.
Pogba’s current contract is due to expire in the summer when he will be able to leave the club on a free transfer.
Speaking to The Times about his client, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola said: “You would have to ask Manchester United about it. At this moment everything is calm. There is no update.”
Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge of Manchester United for mean-time, despite the heavy defeat to Liverpool and the fact a small number of players have reservations about their manager.
Among those who back the manager to remain in charge, is Sir Alex Ferguson, a member of the club’s board.