Berbatov reckons Mino Raiola's comments must have been felt in the Man Utd dressing room.

Berbatov says there have been 'more downs than ups' with Pogba at United, adding 'I think it's best if they part ways'.


The former Man Utd striker says if Pogba told his agent to make those remarks, then something isn’t right with the Frenchman.



Dimitar Berbatov believes agent Mino Raiola has "embarrassed" Paul Pogba by declaring his client wants to leave on the eve of Manchester United's Champions League match with RB Leipzig.


The Frenchman’s agent, who is clearly loud-mouthed, said it is "over" between the midfielder and the Old Trafford club, despite the World Cup winner still having a year and six months to exercise on his current deal. 


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer omitted Pogba from his starting XI against RB Leipzig on Tuesday evening and brought him on in the 61st minute as the clash ended in a 3-2 defeat at the Red Bull Arena.


However, Former Spurs and Man United striker Berbatov is convinced the comments made by Pogba’s agent must have had a negative effect in the United dressing room. 

"Mino Raiola's comments about Paul Pogba being unhappy were very poorly timed, right before a massive match in the Champions League," Berbatov told Betfair.


Berba: "With him, there have been more downs than ups this campaign."

"That isn't ideal and I'm sure it would have been felt in the dressing room before the game.


"I don't think Pogba would have known what Raiola was about to say, which is embarrassing for the player. At the end of the day, the agent is working for the player, so the agent should do what the player tells him, it doesn't matter who you are - you work for the player. 


"It was the wrong way to do things, it created a big fuss which was totally unnecessary before a match.


"On the other hand, if Pogba *did* tell his agent to say those things then it's obvious that something isn't quite right.


Berbatov delivers his verdict on comments made by Paul Pogba's agent. [Betfair]
Berbatov delivers his verdict on comments made by Paul Pogba's agent. [Betfair]

"Maybe he's already had conversations with people at the club about his situation but, whatever the case, if he's unhappy he needs to say it, not his agent, and until he does say it, we'll never know. 


"I can understand if Paul is not happy, I bet it's because he isn't playing, it's obvious when he comes on as a sub and has very little game time he won't be happy.


"If this situation continues then I think it's best if they part ways because, in the last few games, Solskjaer's lack of confidence in Pogba has been clear. 


"I don't think it's a case of changing the team and resting him, I don't think Pogba is in good shape or form.


"At the same time, we do have to take into account that he is coming back into the team after testing positive for coronavirus, so this could also be a factor. But if he is genuinely unhappy and he continues to be left out of the starting 11, then I think it's best for him to move on. 


"I still think Pogba's a great player, and like every great player, it's normal to have ups and downs. But, with him, there have been more downs than ups in this campaign, and there are different factors in play as to why that is.


"If he is in his best condition and in his best form then he United will miss him, but if he continues in the form he is in then he won't be a miss at Old Trafford."



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