‘Super agent’ Mino Raiola insists his client Paul Pogba has been “respectful and professional” with Manchester United despite wanting to leave the club.
The French midfielder has travelled with United’s squad for their pre-season tour to Australia, though Raiola last week claimed that the club is well aware of Pogba’s desire for a transfer and that he is "in the process" of securing a deal elsewhere.
Real Madrid and Pogba’s former club Juventus have been mentioned as possible destinations for the World Cup winner.
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Now Raiola has defended his client while questioning why United have not spoken out against criticism of the France international.
"The player has done nothing wrong, he has been respectful and professional in every way," Raiola said in a statement released to talkSPORT.
"The club knows his feeling for a long time, it is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information and I'm also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.
"Hopefully there will soon be a satisfying solution for all parties."
Three years after returning to Old Trafford in what was a world-record deal, the 26-year-old admitted during the off-season that this "could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else."
United are said to be looking at Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina as a possible replacement for Pogba, though they face competition from the likes of Arsenal and Leicester City.