Saha admits he was baffled by Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, speaking publically about the player’s future on the eve of the crucial Champions League group stage clash with RB Leipzig last week.
Raiola claimed Pogba is unhappy at the club and is set to leave in the near future, immediately before the big game in Germany, which United lost and were eliminated from the competition.
Giving his compatriot some credit, Saha does not believe Pogba knew Raiola was going to do such a thing, but that does not stop it being a woedyl situation for the club.
‘I’m baffled with the situation with Paul Pogba,’ Saha told GentingBet. ‘I really love Pogba, he’s someone I consider highly, but this communication is a joke.
‘I was shocked and I can’t believe something like this happened because this (Leipzig) game was so important for United.
‘I’m not speaking as a fan, I’m speaking about Manchester United in general, you think that it’s a big game, going into the last 16.
‘You need that focus, but the focus was on one player. This is unbelievable, the headlines were about Pogba because of the agent – it wasn’t even Pogba who said anything.
‘I can’t believe that Paul knew about it, I just can’t believe it.’
Pogba’s contract expires in 2022 and he is now widely expected to leave Old Trafford next summer as they will look to cash in on him while they can.
Saha expects him to knuckle down and show fans what he can do before then, not wanting to let people think he has fizzled out at the club.
‘I still think that obviously Paul has got tremendous talent and is still a good player with a lot of ego,’ continued Saha. ‘Which is really helpful to actually prove people wrong, and this is what I want from him.’