• Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being questioned for his decision to sit Paul Pogba out
  • Solskjaer insists the comments of Pogba's agent Mino Raiola had nothing to do with the move
  • Raiola hints at Pogba's possible return to Juventus

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about Paul Pogba's situation and why he decided to bench the midfielder in the UEFA Champions League match against RB Leipzig.

Despite starting and scoring for United in last weekend’s clash against West Ham, Pogba spent the entire game against Leipzig on the bench.

Solskjaer’s decision is now plagued with controversy as Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola recently lashed out about his client being “unhappy” with the Red Devils.

"Paul [Pogba] is unhappy at Man Utd, he can't manage to express himself like he wants to and like people expect him to,” Raiola told Tuttosport. "He needs to change team, he needs a change of scenery. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but the best solution for all parties is a transfer in the next (summer) window.”

To his defense, Solskjaer insisted that there’s no drama going on around his squad as he and the players have already agreed on a gameplan prior to Raiola’s comments.

"My decision tonight is obviously tactical," Solskjaer told BT Sport of Pogba’s benching. "That's the only thing. We made a team decision a way bit before this game because we decided on Scott [ McTominay ] and Nemanja [Matic] in that midfield before we played West Ham.”

At this point, the Red Devils boss is focused on winning games, pointing out that his squad has always been dedicated to getting better regardless of the issues outside the pitch.

"Nothing,” the Norwegian emphasized when asked if Raiola’s comments affected his decision-making. “You prepare for every game as if it's your last one. We've got [Manchester] City on Saturday. That doesn't matter. This is the one for us now."

Pogba may have not been the same player he was a few years ago. However, Raiola is confident there are still clubs from Europe’s top five leagues that remain interested in the World Cup winner, even hinting at his client’s potential return to Juventus.

According to Raiola, the Frenchman has maintained a good relationship with his former club and it’s just a matter of which team is willing to spend for the 27-year-old.

"Maybe Juventus could be his next destination. Why not?” the agent teased. "Among other things, the relationship with the club and with his former team-mates is excellent.”

“At the time of Covid, not many teams can afford to buy Paul,” he added. “The important thing is to want it (a deal for Pogba)."

French midfielder Paul Pogba won't extend his contract at Manchester United, his agent has warned
French midfielder Paul Pogba won't extend his contract at Manchester United, his agent has warned POOL / Justin Setterfield