Italy Veteran Reveals Mino Raiola and Sir Alex Ferguson Bust Up That Led To Pogba Transfer
Italy veteran Antonio Cassano has revealed what he believes may the bust-up that led to Sir Alex Ferguson allowing Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United.
According to Cassano, the Scot's relationship with agent Mino Raiola was already suffering before Pogba had even made his debut at Old Trafford.
He told Bobo TV: "I know that when he still had to debut with Manchester United, Mino Raiola went to Ferguson asking him for a lot of money to get him to sign the contract. Ferguson asked the agent if he knew what kind of player Pogba was, and Raiola replied by saying no.
"He cared little, those were their requests and if they were not met
they would go away. Without batting an eye, Ferguson ruled that Pogba
could also go away."
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Now, not knowing the way that your client plays football seems pretty shocking on the face of it. However, it could be said that Raiola doesn't need to know that in order to get his player the best deal possible.
Pogba went on to leave Man Utd after making just three Premier League appearances. He enjoyed a successful period with Juventus in Serie A, before returning to Manchester in a big-money deal.
In recent weeks, the midfielder has been part of a resurgent United team under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils are currently on equal points with Premier League leaders Liverpool, and have a game in hand on their fierce rivals.
This comes after pressure had been on the Norwegian earlier in the campaign, following his side crashing out of the Champions League in the group stages.
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