Friday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo has picked up some attention after publishing a story about Paul Pogba which explains why Manchester United will not allow the Frenchman leave the club.
This was brought to our attention by Sport Witness, who provide a useful service translating reports from the foreign press.
The story claims Barcelona had contact with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, and also asked United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the club’s star player.
It suggests that Pogba himself would be interested in leaving Old Trafford for Camp Nou as it’s his dream to play alongside Lionel Messi.
The biggest part of the story claims Pogba’s wage demands of Raiola’s agent fee had nothing to do with why the deal didn’t take shape this past summer. Instead, they suggest United’s owners, the Glazer family, refused to sanction the sale of their prized asset because they laughably believe Pogba is their ‘Messi’, who is ‘untouchable’ at Old Trafford.
As we all know, 13-years on from their controversial takeover, the Glazers know absolutely nothing about football. To make a comparison to Messi like that takes the biscuit though.
What a bunch of charlatans.