You can tell Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting sick and tired of spending his press conferences talking about Paul Pogba.
The Manchester United managers hasn’t helped matters with vague injury updates all season and inquisitive journalists are already going to word their questions differently to get to the root of the problem.
Another factor in this is Mino Raiola’s big mouth. The so-called super agent loves the sound of his own voice and when he speaks about United or Pogba, Solskjaer is probably going to be asked about it.
We now have ex-United players telling Pogba to speak out and offer clarity to the situation. Arsenal fans might have to ignore some irony in Van Persie’s comments, though.
Solskjaer says Raiola shouldn’t have spoken out about United but didn’t hit back at Pogba’s agent. He did, however, send a warning to all agents about the ownership of players, as BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone picks up on below via Twitter:
OGS says Mino Raiola shouldn’t have spoken about Man Utd in public but didn’t have a go back. “Don’t think I should be talking about agents that talk about us. Paul is our player. Agents are hired by players, not opposite way round. It’s not ‘agents’ players’ it’s ‘our players.’”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 3, 2020
Football agents are always going to talk about Man Utd, but I do like how Solskjaer reminds them about the ownership of players because many talk as though they have the upper hand over clubs.
This isn’t Wolves. They jumped into the bed with Jorge Mendes a long time ago.
Solskjaer probably feels that by speaking about MUFC and Pogba in such a way, Raiola is bringing negative attention to the situation. After all he’s the one that has to deal with the press on a weekly basis. Raiola chooses to do so whenever it suits him.