Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has handed Paul Pogba yet another blow as the Norwegian manager is planning to bench the midfielder again against Manchester City. Pogba was also a substitute for United in their mid-week 3-2 loss against RB Leipzig, but the midfielder was one of the team’s best performers in the second half. Despite a good game in Germany, Solskjaer has decided to bench Pogba again.
According to The Sun, Solskjaer is not happy with the comments of Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, who said Pogba’s career at United is ‘over’ and that he will be leaving the club next summer. While Solskjaer was adamant to claim his decision to bench Pogba wasn’t a direct response to the comments of Raiola, it has now been claimed that the United boss is benching the midfielder because of these comments.
United were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Leipzig, meaning the Germans and Paris Saint-Germain progressed into the next round. Pogba came on the field as a substitute and scored the 3-2 to give his team a life line. Despite the good performance, the report says that it is ‘very unlikely’ that Pogba will be rewarded with a starting place against Man City.