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Mino Raiola declares Paul Pogba’s Manchester United career is ‘over’

Mino Raiola has declared that Paul Pogba’s career at Manchester United is ‘over’ as the player’s agent reopens speculation over the midfielder’s future.

Pogba’s long term future with the club has been a continued source of discussion in recent months with Raiola having often stirred transfer talk, the club-record signing having been long linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid and former side Juventus.

The France international has struggled for form over the opening weeks of the campaign but played an important role in the club’s 3-1 win at West Ham last weekend, scoring a stunning goal from distance at the London Stadium as the Red Devils came from behind to win.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt have been pleased with the 27-year-old’s contribution, though is unlikely to have welcomed Raiola’s latest comments which come on the eve of the club’s crucial Champions League clash with RB Leipzig.

United must avoid defeat to secure their place in the knockout stages with a win enough for Leipzig to progress to the last 16, the speculation surrounding Pogba an unwelcome distraction ahead of the trip to Germany.

Speaking in an interview with Italian publication, Tuttosport, Raiola has suggested Pogba’s career with the club is coming to an end by declaring it is ‘over’ for the player at Old Trafford.

It’s the latest controversial move from an agent who has continued to undermine the club and their management structure, regularly encouraging talk of an exit for Pogba to stir up an unwelcome media circus.

Pogba currently has 18 months remaining on his contract with the Red Devils and it remains to be seen whether he agitates for a move in next month’s window or the summer, with United likely to demand a significant fee for a player signed for £89m from Juventus four years ago.

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