The Manchester United manager has no plans to talk about the agent’s social media remarks with the France midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t mean to talk to Paul Pogba over Mino Raiola’s remarks on social networking.
United defeated Chelsea 2-0 in Stamford Bridge on Monday, with Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on goal at a win that took Solskjaer’s side to within three points of the Blues.
Pogba, who’s still out injured, was once more not involved, though his representative Raiola caused a stir before kick-off when he took a swipe at Solskjaer on social networking.
“Paul isn’t mine and for sure not Solskjaer’s property, Paul is Paul Pogba’s. You can’t have a human being for quite a long time in the UK or anywhere else. I HOPE Solskjaer DO [sic] NOT WANT TO SUGGEST THAT PAUL IS HIS PRISONER,” Raiola composed in reaction to the United boss saying that he was convinced the France celebrity was”our participant rather than Mino’s”.
Solskjaer dismissed the prospect of discussing the remarks with Pogba, while also saying he would talk to Raiola directly instead of through the media.
“Probably not!” Solskjaer told Sky Sports when asked if he would talk to Pogba. “No. That is not my area. Paul and Mino have their discussions.
“I don’t need to comment through the media on Mino and what he says. I can probably talk to him myself.
“You understand the media and you can’t control that anyway. Anyone has a voice and an opinion. There are things being said about us in which you would like to comment, but you would rather not. And it is more clever, you do not comment on a lot of unique things.”
He added to BBC Sport: “Paul Pogba is back in training tomorrow so let’s see where he is at.”
Raiola said last week he and Pogba would decide whether the World Cup winner will stay at Old Trafford at the end of the year, having stated the midfielder will be open to a return to Juventus.
The 26-year-old has made only seven Premier League appearances this season and continues to be sidelined with an ankle injury since December.
United are in contention for a place in Europe next season and Monday’s result brings them nearer to their challengers, much to Solskjaer’s delight.
“We are 3 factors behind Chelsea today, that was a massive win tonight. We couldn’t have realistically clawed back nine things,” he said.