Gary Neville has told Manchester United to stop doing business with Mino Raiola and thinks they should abandon their pursuit of Erling Haaland.
Haaland was United’s top target before he decided to move to Borussia Dortmund in January but he remains a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign.
Reports have claimed there could be a bidding war for the Norwegian next summer, with all of Europe’s top clubs interested in signing him.
The level of interest is no surprise given his remarkable scoring rate.
He has banged in 18 goals in 14 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season, including six Champions League goals in four starts.
But Neville, the former United right-back, thinks he isn’t worth signing due to his representation.
Haaland is represented by Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola – who this week claimed the Frenchman’s time at Old Trafford is ‘over’ on the eve of a crunch Champions League tie with Red Bull Leipzig.
Pogba was benched and United were knocked out after a 3-2 defeat by the Bundesliga outfit, with his agent’s antics heavily criticised.
Neville thinks the time has come for Pogba to go but also has told his old club to stop signing Raiola players, including Haaland.
‘Whether he’s been loved or not, he doesn’t want to be here. If he doesn’t want to be at the football club you’ve got to find an exit for him.
‘That’s not me having a go at Paul Pogba he doesn’t want to live in Manchester, he doesn’t want to play for Manchester United. He wants to go and play for Barcelona or Real Madrid or another club of that ilk, great, well done.
‘But Manchester United have got a big problem while they’ve got a star player in the dressing room whose agent is categorically going to go out before the biggest game of the season and say his client doesn’t want to be at the football club.
‘The lack of respect the guy should never be dealt with again by this football club. This football club has to stand still and look what’s happend with him.’
When pointed out that Haaland is represented by Raiola and they’d have to deal with him to sign him, Neville repleid: ‘No they can’t go and sign another player with that agent they cannot do that.
‘Enough is enough.’