Man United transfers: Agent responds to Paul Pogba exit claims
Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola hits back at Sir Alex Ferguson following his comments about the midfielder's Manchester United exit
Mino Raiola has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson’s claim that he was the reason Paul Pogba left Manchester United during the Scot’s reign back in 2012.
Pogba joined Juventus on a free transfer after he declined to sign a new contract at Old Trafford, citing a lack of playing time at the club.
Ferguson, writing in his new book, Leading, expressed his dislike for Raiola and placed the blame on the agent for engineering Pogba’s move away from Old Trafford three years ago.
However, Raiola has hit back at the Scot and was clearly not impressed by the former Manchester United manager’s comments.
Raiola is quoted as saying by the Daily Star: “Those [Ferguson’s] words don’t describe my job in a negative way. I rate them as a proof that I work well.
“I have to do my best for my players’ sake. If I looked only at my immediate gain, I would have kept Pogba in Manchester.
“But I put Pogba’s interests first, and we decided to go to Turin. Maybe Ferguson only likes those who obey him.
“From his quotes, I understand that Ferguson still doesn’t understand who Pogba is.
“Ferguson was an excellent manager, but the greatest managers may be wrong sometimes.”
Pogba has scored 21 times in 96 Serie A appearances for Juventus over the past three seasons.
The France midfielder has won three Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia twice and reached a Champions League final at Juventus.