'Naive' Solskjaer must be bolder over Pogba's Man Utd future amid new PSG report - pundit
Frank McAvennie has labelled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “naive” amid reports Paul Pogba is holding out for an extraordinary £500,000-a-week Man United contract.
The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted after the Frenchman turned in an excellent performance at the weekend.
The midfielder chipped in with four assists as the Red Devils breezed past Leeds.
Pogba, 28, has one year remaining on his current Old Trafford deal meaning the club could lose him for nothing next summer.
Their other option is to bow to Mino Raiola’s demand of £500,000 per week wages, as reported by the Daily Star on 17 April.
On 17th August, the Independent claimed PSG are prepared to pay Pogba that £500,000 per week wage, which would make him comfortably the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
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McAvennie claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be bolder when confronted about the midfielder’s future.
“Pogba, is he staying or is he going?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Ole keeps coming out and saying things about the press, you can’t blame the press.
“The reason all this stuff is out there is because of either him or his agent. I think Ole has been a bit naive.
“He needs to find out what’s happening. Pogba has been the subject of transfer talk for the last two years and that can never help.
“Agents play such a big role in that and I really don’t like it. Pogba doesn’t need any more money.
“We saw his quality at the weekend, Man United will either offer him what he wants or they won’t but he’s too much trouble.
“I bet that’s the agent, not him.”
Pogba made 26 Premier League appearances for Man United last season.
He chipped in with three goals and three assists from central midfield.