Mino Raiola running his mouth and Paul Pogba’s desire to leave Manchester United could have quite easily caused friction between the World Cup winner and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But it hasn’t.
The out-spoken and controversial super-agent let rip on talkSPORT earlier this month when he claimed Pogba is unhappy at United and that he needs to leave in the 2021 summer transfer window.
But instead of banishing Pogba to the reserves, Solskjaer has started the 27-year-old in three out of a possible four games.
His latest appearance came against Everton in the Carabao Cup win on Tuesday. Pogba impressed as United ran out 2-0 winners.
And a moment between Pogba at full-time showed United fans all they need to know about the pair’s relationship.
An endearing wink from Solskjaer and a nod from Pogba shows both are operating at a level above snide transfer comments and rumours.
The United boss’s comments on him in training prior to the match also back this up.
“Paul has been here for a while,” Solskjaer told ESPN. “And of course he wants to win more trophies.
“He’s got a very, very good attitude to the training and his football. He loves football and he’s ambitious.
“He wants to have success like most of the others that are in the squad.”
It also shows Pogba is living up to the promise and statement he made shortly after Raiola’s comments.
“I’ve always fought and will always fight for @manchesterunited, my teammates and the fans,” Pogba posted on Instagram.
“Bla bla is not important. The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000% involved! Always strong together.. all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.
“When you don’t know what’s going on inside don’t talk.”
Of course, whether he still leaves next summer remains to be seen. But for as long as Pogba keeps putting in good displays on the pitch he will keep Solskjaer and United fans happy.