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Man Utd change transfer stance on Paul Pogba and risk angering Mino Raiola with decision

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly upped their asking price for Paul Pogba, potentially angering Mino Raiola.

Pogba and Raiola have been vocal in what the midfielder wants this season – a move away from Old Trafford.

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The midfielder is wanted by Real Madrid and the Red Devils had believed to be asking £150million for Pogba.

But the Mirror now report that Manchester United have been angered by Raiola’s comments.

And the Red Devils have now increased Pogba’s asking price to £180m, over double what they paid for him in 2016.

The rise in price comes with United seeing the market has become significantly inflated.

United’s decision is likely to infuriate Raiola, who appears desperate to get Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford.

The agent had said: “The player [Pogba] has done nothing wrong.

“He has been respectful and professional in every way and always.

“The club has known his feeling for a long time.

“It is a shame other people only like to criticise without the right information, and I am also sorry that the club does not take any position against this.

“Hopefully there will be soon a satisfying solution for all parties.”

Pogba himself admitted he wants a new challenge when in Tokyo recently.

He recently said: “For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.

“I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.

“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

United are in Australia as they begin their pre-season preparations.

Their first game comes against Perth Glory today.

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