Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

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The hangover after the 5-0 hammering in rivals Liverpool still hands hard on the head of every United fan, and unfortunately the positive stories are few and far between.

Despite the fact that many fans and experts believe that his time is over, United legend Bryson Robson believes that now is not the time to dismiss Ole Gunnar Solskjær. In addition, Paul Pogba’s agent deliberately stops contract negotiations with United to warn clubs, as the former United defender describes the Frenchman as someone who brings ‘bad blood’.

Robson says to stick to Solskjær

After the enormous pressure Solskjær is under, not everyone thinks that the Norwegian should reduce his job. Former United player Bryan Robson, like many other former United players, has come to Norway for help.

In his column for the Daily Mail, Robson stated: “It is not time to fire Ole. I believe he will keep his job.

“It’s easy to shout that the manager is going after such a painful defeat, but change is now causing more upheaval.

“The club has found that changes every few years just don’t work, and who are you replacing him with? I’m not sure there is a candidate who can make such a significant difference without causing major disruption again.

“We have to accept that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are still some way ahead of us. That gap for me would close if we changed our system.”

Mino Raiola makes Mino Raiola things

Pogba’s contract expires at the end of the season, so he will definitely put the pen to paper in the coming months, but whether it’s for United or another club remains to be seen. Pogba’s agent Raiola will reportedly remain a thorn in United’s side.

Expressen has reported that Raiola ‘willfully stops’ on Pogba contract negotiations to warn Spanish giants Real Madrid. The report suggests Raiola is not willing to discuss Pogba’s future with United’s hierarchy until next April. This would almost certainly leave United in a bidding war over their own player, as many clubs will be interested in the Frenchman.

Mino Raiola has previously said he believes a return to Juventus is an option for Paul Pogba.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjær named Pogba on the bench for the last two games, which have so far been United’s two biggest games of the season, it would not come as a surprise if the midfielder chooses to accept a new challenge elsewhere.

Pogba brings ‘bad blood’

There have often been differing opinions about Paul Pogba since his return to Manchester United, and after his red card in the 5-0 hammering to Liverpool on Sunday, negotiations have once again returned to what exactly Pogba brings to the club.

Former Premier League defender Michael Gray has strongly criticized Paul Pogba, saying he is bringing “bad blood” to Old Trafford. Talking to talkSPORT Gray stated: “It was a ridiculous challenge from Paul Pogba. His attitude really needs to be looked at.

“Yes, you will be left out, but the best reaction is that you go to your manager and say ‘right, give me a game and I will prove to you that I should be in this starting eleven.’ “There are certain players in this football club, I do not think they will be here in the future. Man United should just cut their cloth accordingly with Paul Pogba,”

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“Okay, they used on him, but going forward he’s not part of Manchester United. He’s just bringing bad blood. People often point the finger at Paul Pogba, but that’s not the reaction of a player who wants to prove he wants to. “It was terrible for him at Manchester United.”

As Pogba’s agent stops talks and criticism from all angles about his stance, the race could be run for the French World Cup winner at Old Trafford.

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