Ferguson had warned about Mino Raiola and Pogba
Not long ago, Dutch Super Agent Mino Raiola made a statement that made Manchester United fans feel hurt. How come? Raiola said that Pogba as his client plans to leave Old Trafford.
It should be noted beforehand that Mino Raiola is a transfer agent who has contributed to bringing Pogba back to Mancheter United in the summer of 2016.
At that time, the Red Devils agreed to spend 105 million Euros to repatriate the former player from Juventus.
Unfortunately, the high price tag did not mean that the French midfielder could perform as expected. Until now, he is considered to have not shown his best performance.
What is even more ironic is that in the summer of 2019, Pogba openly stated that he wanted to leave the Red Devils.
Speculation of his move was indeed hotly discussed but had subsided since the 2019/20 season rolled around. After the season passed, the same conversation evaporated again.
This time it was due to the words of the agent, Mino Raiola, who claimed that Paul Pogba was no longer happy at Old Trafford and planned to leave before his contract ended.
Maybe what Raiola said made the MU fans feel hurt, but actually Sir Alex Ferguson had warned about this in 2012, when Pogba left Old Trafford.
“Pogba has joined Juventus for a long time. It’s a little disappointing because he doesn’t show any respect at all,”
“To be honest, if they moved in that way I would be quite happy that he had left, from me,” said Ferguson in 2012.
Not only that, in 2015, in his Autobiography, Ferguson had time to express his opinion about the figure of Mino Raiola. He felt that the agent was someone who made Pogba join Juventus for free.
“We tied Pogba on a three-year contract, and there is a one-year renewal option that we want to activate. But Raiola suddenly appeared and our first meeting was a failure,”
“Me and him are like oil and water. From then on, our hopes were dashed because Raiola was able to integrate himself with Paul and his family, then the player joined Juventus,” wrote Ferguson.