Manchester United midfielder Pogba rubbishes report of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snub
Paul Pogba has branded a report suggesting he snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s loss to Liverpool and shelved contract talks as “fake news”.
The 28-year-old was sent off for a challenge on Naby Keita during United’s 5-0 defeat on Sunday, having only come on as a substitute at half-time.
According to a report in The Sun, Pogba apologised to his team-mates but did not speak to manager Solskjaer and put talks of a new contract on hold following the match.
But Pogba labelled the report “fake news” on social media, calling it “big lies to make headlines”.
Big lies to make headlines pic.twitter.com/VBQiBxSuNO
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 27, 2021
Pogba’s current contract is due to expire in the summer when he will be able to leave the club on a free transfer.
Speaking to The Times about his client, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola said: “You would have to ask Manchester United about it. At this moment everything is calm. There is no update.”
Ole to remain as Utd boss despite some players’ reservations
Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge of Manchester United despite the heavy defeat to Liverpool and the fact a small number of players have reservations about their manager.
The majority – if not all – of the United squad like Solskjaer as a man, and believe he has done some great things at the club, but some have doubts if he can deliver success to the club.
Sky Sports News has learned some players are unsure about the coaching methods with not enough emphasis on pressing and small-sided games.
Solskjaer oversaw training on Tuesday with the team not in action again until Saturday, when they play Tottenham on Saturday Night Football live from 5pm on Sky Sports Premier League.
Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Carrington, but it is understood that the former United boss was not there to speak to Solskjaer or the squad.
Conte unlikely to fit profile for Man Utd
Sky in Italy is reporting that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been in contact with United about taking over, should they decide to make a change.
However, Sky Sports News understands there is nothing concrete in the process for him to become United boss.
If United were looking for a replacement for Solskjaer it is likely they would want a manager with a different profile.
Conte is not in a particular hurry to return to work and will take his time and study any proposals which may be put in front of him.
He is likely to have more options in the summer considering his success at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.