Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Dives in to Save Goalkeeper from Abuse

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Dives in to Save Goalkeeper from Abuse

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PAUL Pogba has hit back at Gianluigi Donnarumma's haters - insisting the keeper 'deserves only respect for all he's done' after he decided not to renew his contract at AC Milan.

A section of Italy fans unveiled a 'Donnarumma' banner and pelted the goalkeeper's goalmouth with fake dollar bills during the Azzurri's win over Denmark in the European Under-21 Championships on Sunday.

It comes after Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola, revealed the 18-year-old would not be signing a new deal at Milan, with his current contract up next summer.

The keeper's decision has fuelled talk of a move to Real Madrid, with United increasingly confident of hanging on to David de Gea.

And Pogba, who is also represented by Raiola, believes the Italian has been unfairly treated - having been the centre of a summerlong transfer saga himself last year. …

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