Man Utd told to cut ties with Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola – ‘He’s a disgrace’
Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola tried to leave Manchester United at the summer transfer window and former Red Devils captain Gary Neville believes the effects are “devastating” for the club.
Gary Neville urged Manchester United to “stop working with” Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola.
Pogba hinted at his desire to leave in summer citing his appetite for a “new challenge” after returning to Old Trafford as the most expensive player in the world three years ago.
Raiola also pressured the club to sell by explicitly declaring to the press Pogba’s desire to leave, which the club had not granted him.
Pogba missed Saturday’s victory over Leicester because of injury, but that didn’t stop
Neville from commenting on the provocative midfielder.
“He wants to leave,” Neville told Norwegian TV2. “He has made it clear.
“His agent is a disgrace and has been a disgrace throughout Europe, not just for Manchester United. They must stop working with him.
Raiola has a catalog of star clients in his books, such as PSG midfielder Marco Veratti, former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli and United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
Forbes states that the Italian, known for his transparent approach in the boardroom, has negotiated more than £ 500 million in player contracts.
“He doesn’t have the values he wants in his club,” added Neville, who had his first professional contract ordered by then club captain Bryan Robson.
“My opinion is that Manchester United does not need to negotiate with him. He will try to arrange a transfer for his player and try to be part of the sum of the transfer himself. This is how he operates.
“For Manchester United, it is devastating. He (Pogba) is one of the best and most famous players in the world, but every week there are new problems.
“There is always controversy. It is probably not your fault, but the fact is that it is devastating for a club.
“That’s why Sir Alex Ferguson was sometimes clinical when he got rid of the players. They were devastating.
“In a football club, everyone has to go in the same direction.”