Pogba agent: Fergie only likes those who obey him

Date published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015 12:28

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Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson by suggesting the former Manchester United boss only gets on with¬†‘yes’ men.

Raiola was Pogba’s representative when the midfielder quit United in favour of a contract at Juventus in 2012, since when the France international has established himself as one of the world’s most in-demand players.

In the former United manager’s new book, Leading, Ferguson said he “distrusted” Raiola immediately, describing the pair’s first meeting as a “fiasco” because they were “like oil and water”.

Raiola has responded, insisting he sees Ferguson’s criticism as a positive.

“Those words don’t describe my work in a negative way,” he told Tuttosport. “I rate them as a proof that I am good at my job.

“I have to do what’s best for my players’ sake. If I had 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 have a clue who Pogba really is.

“Ferguson was an excellent manager, but the greatest managers can be wrong sometimes.”

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