Pogba Could Leave United Because Of ‘Poor’ Relationship With Solskjaer

Paul Pogba receives instructions from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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While most speculation about Manchester United’s January business has revolved around their potential purchases and the possible surplus talents who could leave the club, news regarding massive exits has been relatively sparse.

A critic’s view of the same may be that United simply don’t have players who occupy that big of a commercial spotlight anymore, with Paul Pogba and David De Gea the standout top names at the side.

However, now one of them is being linked to an exit again and there are no prizes for guessing who it is.

According to Gazetta dello Sport (via SportWitness), Juventus is increasingly confident of securing Paul Pogba’s signature, a rekindling of the rumors that did the rounds last summer.


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While the report outlines multiple reasons as to why the deal was a probable one, including the Serie A giants wishing to capitalize on the Frenchman’s commercial appeal, the standout one is certainly a surprise.

According to the source, the relationship between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba has been ‘poor’ as of recent, which may encourage the midfielder to move back to his former club.

Incidentally, the initial Pogba exit rumors from last season were fueled by the fact that Jose Mourinho and the World Cup winner weren’t enjoying the best of rapport.


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During Solskjaer’s caretaker spell at Old Trafford, the Norwegian made it a priority to build the team around Pogba and thus ensure apt dynamics.

However, at the start of this season, Pogba was featured more centrally in a traditional midfielder’s role, his moments of creativity arriving almost always only when he was moved to the no.10.

With the Frenchman still recovering from injury and Scott McTominay bossing the midfielder at United, there has been much speculation that Pogba could be given the more offensive role yet again.