Paul Pogba

Raiola reveals Pogba joining Italy club after Manchester United


Paul Pogba is focused on getting Manchester United back into the Champions League, but Italy remains “like a second home” for the France midfielder, his agent Mino Raiola has revealed.

Pogba has not started a match for United since September after an injury-blighted season and is currently recovering from ankle surgery as he bids to make himself available for selection for the first time since Boxing Day.

It has been a difficult season for both Pogba and United, who are six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of Monday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports, having struggled for consistency in the league.

Pogba will only be content at the club, though, when they are challenging for major titles domestically and in Europe, says Raiola.

“Italy is like a second home for him,” Raiola told Sky Sports News. “The question was is he happy.

“You cannot be happy if you are not competing for the title or for the Champions League. The aim is for every top player to do that.

“For now he is concentrated on his recovery. The next period is important for him and Manchester United to try to get into the Champions League, then the European Championship and then we will see.”