Paul Pogba will not leave Manchester United in the January transfer window according to his agent Mino Raiola.
There has been speculation about the future of the French World Cup winner throughout the season, much of that speculation generated by Raiola.
The absence of game-time has only helped fuel the fires of rumour, Pogba recently made his return from the ankle injury suffered in September.
Raiola had said that the midfielder wants to stay at United, but he has made it clear the club must show they can match the player’s ambitions.
“Paul has always respected Manchester United, as long as Manchester United has respected Paul,” he told Sky Sports News.
“The only one that talks for Manchester United and Paul is Ole. I go by what he says; he will not move. That’s okay and we are good with them.
“Paul is struggling a little bit with his injury and that’s our main interest now. There’s one objective that Paul has and that is to perform as well as possible with Manchester United.
“He’s a top pro and I think that his heart is in the right place with Manchester United.”
Beyond this Season
Raiola was asked about his client being at Old Trafford beyond this season and replied: “Yes, I can, but in a club that I hope fights for the league and hopefully the Champions League.
“Is that strange? Am I the only one that’s worried? Is the owner not worried? I think that everybody that is in love with Manchester United is worried about that.
“I’m worried about that for my player. I’m not a fan of Manchester United but I have a very direct interest.
“As long as Paul is in Manchester United, he wants to win trophies with Manchester United. That’s the kind of player he is and he will not act differently.
“Like Ole’s saying, it’s a work in progress now this club. He says he’s working on a team for next year. Let’s hope that it goes well for him because the world needs Manchester United on the top.
“Clearly they are not where they think they should be.”