Arsene Wenger insists Manchester United should be handling Paul Pogba’s situation better, as he says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to explain to the midfielder that it is ‘in his interests to perform’ amid transfer speculation
- Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United should handle Paul Pogba better
- The French midfielder is seeking a move away and is in and out of the team
- Mino Raiola dropped the bombshell that Pogba will be leaving Old Trafford
- The former Arsenal manager says it is in Pogba’s interests to perform better
Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United need to explain to Paul Pogba that it is ‘in his interest to perform’ amid speculation over a move away from Old Trafford.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola dropped the bombshell earlier this week the midfielder wants to leave United and added the club should consider offloading him or face the prospect of losing him on a free transfer.
With talk over a move continuing to hang over United as they struggle for consistency, Pogba has found himself in and out of the team under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United after joining back in 2016 for £89million
Arsene Wenger says United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be handling his situation better
But the former Arsenal boss Wenger believes Solskjaer and the club could be handling the situation better.
‘I believe that you have to explain to a player that no matter what his future plan is, his interest and his job is to perform at the present club,’ Wenger told ESPN’s ‘Caught Offside’ podcast.
‘It’s the best way to prepare your future, to play well in the present.
‘When I saw Pogba coming on on Tuesday night at RB Leipzig, I was sorry he didn’t start the game because straight away he made a huge impact.’
The Frenchman has struggled to find his consistency since moving to Old Trafford in 2016
Wenger believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to explain it is in Pogba’s interest to perform well
After they crashed out of the Champions League courtesy of their 3-2 defeat in Germany, Pogba started against rivals Manchester City on Saturday but failed to inspire his side in a 0-0 stalemate.
Former United player Gary Neville said the time has come for Pogba to leave Old Trafford as with the speculation appearing to have a negative effect on the side.
‘Whether he’s been loved or not he doesn’t want to be here. You’ve got to find an exit for him’, said Neville on Sky Sports.
‘I’m not having a go at him but he doesn’t want to play for Man United he wants to play for Real Madrid, Barca or another club of that ilk. They can’t sign another player with that agent (Raiola), enough is enough’.
There has been a lot of attention on Pogba since the comments made from agent Mino Raiola
Despite the seemingly constant criticism of the French World Cup winner, manager Solskjaer continues to praise his attitude and insists he is still making an impact in his side.
‘There’s been other players refusing to train and refusing to play – they’re not here any more, of course – but Paul’s not once done that,’ he said.
‘He’s got the quality and the desire to do well when he comes on, like he did against Leipzig, when he had a positive impact.’
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