Pogba told to go play snooker following comments from his agent

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On the eve of Manchester United’s Champions League game against RB Leipzig, Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola claimed the midfielder can no longer express himself at the club and wants out.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has told Paul Pogba to ‘go and play snooker’ in light of Mino Raiola’s comments.

Merson told Sky Sports: “Raiola says the style of football doesn’t suit him. He’s playing in a football team. He’s not a snooker player. He plays with 10 other players. You join a team.

“It’s not like Man Utd are the most defensive team you’ve ever seen. Look at Tottenham! I don’t hear Harry Kane and Son moaning. Go and play snooker if you want it to be all about you.”

“He knew the statement was going out,” Merson added. “It’s his agent. He might play dumb, he might turn around say he didn’t know, but of course he knows.

“He’ll also know there’s a club interested in him. Raiola would have spoken to a club that is interested in Paul Pogba.

“They’re not going to mug themselves off by saying: ‘Paul wants to leave’ and then nobody comes in for him. Everything is already sorted on Pogba’s side of it!

“An agent doesn’t come out and say a player wants to leave without interest there. Pogba knows full well what his agent is doing: Raiola has a club for him. You keep on hearing about Ronaldo coming back to Man Utd – that could be a shout – Pogba for Ronaldo?”