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In a blunt interview with the Times, Raiola said: “Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.
“Everyone within the club, from the manager to the owner, knows Paul’s wishes.”
And a stunning goal past Sergio Romero supposedly prompted gasps from the crowd who saw it fly in.
Pogba could play some part in United’s first pre-season match against Perth Glory on Saturday (12pm).
“Most of our players have long contracts and we’re Manchester United – we don’t have to sell players,” he said.
“There’s been loads of talks and speculation, about many of our players, both ins and outs but for me, it’s business as usual.
“I’ve spoken to Paul and most of the players and, as far as I’m aware, we don’t have any bids for our players so.
“Paul’s never put himself out of the team, he’s always wanted to play and he’s always given his best. Paul’s never been a concern for me. When he is on the pitch he’s working hard, a true pro, a proud boy.
“We’ve got a few years left of his contract and he’s been fantastic when he’s come back into training.
“Agents talk all the time and, as I said, we’ve not had any bids from any clubs, so that’s all I can say for this matter. As long as they’re here, the players are professionals. They work and, as long as they’re here working, giving everything they’ve got, agents and everyone else can talk.”
Pogba has divided opinion at United ever since touching down from Juventus in the summer of 2016.
He hit the ground running in his first season, playing a key role as the club won the EFL Cup and Europa League titles.
And Solskjaer now faces a fight to keep his talisman.
United have been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes amid uncertainty over Pogba’s future.
But any deal for the Portugal international appears unlikely while Pogba is still at the club.