'There is no agenda against Pogba at Man United, he has only himself to blame'
- Pogba is looking to leave United in order to join Real Madrid.
- However, United boss Solskjaer has recently defended the Frenchman from all criticism.
- But United writer Neil Custis believes the World Cup winner has only himself to blame for his troubles.
In recent weeks, both Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola have openly spoken about the Frenchman's desire to leave Man United - allegedly to join Real Madrid - after spending three years at Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, the Red Devils head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to defend the 26-year-old, claiming that there's in agenda against the player in the media.
But Neil Custis, the Sun's United reporter of over 20 years, has refuted the Norwegian's suggestion that the media is out to get World Cup winner.
Speaking on talkSPORT radio, he said: "This thing about there being an agenda against Paul, there is no agenda. When he says he wants a new challenge and his agent says the player needs to get out, that's totally disrespectful to Manchester United.
"Of course there is not a media agenda. There's this idea that we all wake up and think, 'hmm what will our agenda be today? I know, let's have a go at him'. It's nonsense. When a player says something and his agent says something it becomes a major issue.
"It's not regular for Manchester United players to try and get out of the club, to try and agitate to leave. Making a statement that it's time for a new challenge, that's almost unprecedented in United’s history."
As for Real Madrid, Los Blancos haven't secured the Frenchman's transfer even though he has already explicitly hinted at his desire to leave Manchester United. The Red Devils don't want to sell the midfielder. In fact, they are not even considering negotiating on this matter. United's firm stance has been recently confirmed by their head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The second problem is the player's excessive price tag. Even if Manchester United agree to sell Paul Pogba, they won't accept anything less than 180 million euros. Finally, Los Blancos are currently in the process of selling players so they wouldn't be penalized on the basis of FFP rules. Signing the French midfielder might jeopardize the whole operation of balancing the sheets. Only selling someone like Gareth Bale might make the move for Pogba feasible.