Man Utd criticised for Pogba treatment

English Premier League

Manchester United have been slammed for their treatment of club-record signing Paul Pogba by the Frenchman's agent Mino Raiola, amid speculation linking the 2018 Fifa World Cup winner with an exit from Old Trafford.

Pogba, 26, has been the subject of intense speculation regarding his future, especially after the former Juventus midfielder revealed that he could seek a "new challenge somewhere else" last month.

An exit from the Red Devils is imminent according to his agent Raiola, who has claimed that Pogba is "in the process" of an exit from the club, as per The Times.

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Raiola has now criticised the Premier League giants for their failure to protect the superstar from backlash from fans, claiming the club had long known of the France star's reported desire to leave.

"The player has done nothing wrong. He's been professional and respectful," Raiola said in a statement, as per talkSPORT.

"The club has known his feeling for a long time. It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.

"Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties."

Pogba, who has been the subject of reported interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, is currently in Australia with United as part of their pre-season tour, but it remains to be seen if the midfielder will form part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad, come matchday one of the 2019/20 season, against Frank Lampard's Chelsea on 11 August.