Gary Neville labels Man United star’s agent ‘a disgrace’
Man United legend Gary Neville labels Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola as a "disgrace"
Gary Neville has labelled Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola as a “disgrace” and says that Manchester United should avoid doing business with him.
Pogba was heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United in the summer transfer window but a switch failed to materialise as he ended up staying at Old Trafford.
The French midfielder’s situation at Old Trafford remains a source of uncertainty and he is likely to be linked with a move away from the club next year as well.
Former Manchester United defender Neville is clearly not a fan of Pogba’s agent Raiola and he has warned the Red Devils to stop negotiating with the representative.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Neville said: “[Pogba] wants to leave. He has made it clear.
“His agent is a disgrace and has been a disgrace all over Europe – not just for Manchester United. They must stop working with him. He doesn’t have the values you want in your club.
“My opinion is that Manchester United need not negotiate with him. He will try to fix a transfer for his player, and will try to take part of the transfer sum himself. That’s how he operates.”
He added: “For Manchester United, it’s devastating. He is one of the best and most famous players in the world, but every week there are new issues.
“There is always controversy. It’s probably not his own fault, but the fact is that it is devastating for a club.
“That’s why Sir Alex Ferguson was at times clinical when he got rid of players. They were devastating.
“In a football club, everyone has to go in the same direction.”
Pogba has made two assists in four Premier League appearances so far for Manchester United this season.
Manchester United will kick off their Europa League campaign with a home clash against Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
They will then return to Premier League action with a trip to West Ham United in the top flight on Sunday as they bid to make it two wins in a row for the first time this season in the league.