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The Time Sir Alex Ferguson Called Paul Pogba's Agent Mino Raiola A "S***bag"

The Time Sir Alex Ferguson Called Paul Pogba's Agent Mino Raiola A "S***bag"

Manchester United fans have been to quick to criticise Mino Raiola after his Paul Pogba bombshell - and in July Sir Alex Ferguson didn't hold back with his thoughts on the super agent.

Pogba's agent Raiola has announced that the midfielder's time at United is 'over' and the news - just a day before a crucial Champions League fixture for the Red Devils - has not gone down well with supporters of the Old Trafford outfit.

The Italian's latest comments will now likely dominate the build-up to kick-off in Germany and it would be fair to say former United boss Ferguson isn't Raiola's biggest fan either.

He attributed the blame on the 53-year-old for Pogba's departure from the Theatre of Dreams to Juventus for less than £1m when he was in charge, describing Raiola as a "shitbag" during a talk in July.

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In his 2015 autobiography, Leading, Ferguson also wrote: "There are one or two football agents I simply do not like, and Mino Raiola is one of them".

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"I distrusted him from the moment I met him. He became Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent while he was playing for Ajax, and eventually he would end up representing Pogba, who was only 18 years old at the time.

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"We had Paul under a three-year contract, and it had a one-year renewal option which we were eager to sign. But Raiola suddenly appeared on the scene and our first meeting was a fiasco.


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"He and I were like oil and water. From then on, our goose was cooked because Raiola had been able to ingratiate himself with Paul and his family and the player signed with Juventus."

Raiola has looked after Pogba since his teenage years, as he made his way through the United academy, which he joined after a much-publicised move from French club Le Havre in 2009.

At Juventus he developed into one of the most coveted young midfielders in Europe and eventually moved back to Old Trafford in 2016 for £89m.

However, he has been consistently linked with a move away from the Red Devils in the last three years and Raiola's latest comments suggest his star could be heading for pastures new in the near future.

Topics: Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Mino Raiola, Juventus

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