What Mino Raiola told Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United meeting about Paul Pogba


Paul Pogba and his late agent Mino Raiola have lifted the lid on the Manchester United player’s acrimonious first outing of 2012 in Pogba’s new documentary.

Pogba is set to leave Old Trafford this summer, with United confirming the midfielder will officially leave when his contract expires at the end of June. It ends his six-year stay at the club – his second stint with the Reds.

The 29-year-old is set to join Juventus in a repeat of the move which saw him first leave United 10 years ago.

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Ten years ago, Pogba and Raiola caused an acrimonious parting ways with the club after graduating from United’s academy. His decision to leave Old Trafford angered then-manager Ferguson.

Back then, Ferguson took aim at Raiola, blaming the gun for turning Pogba’s head and convincing him to leave the club. “Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago, as far as we know,” Ferguson said.

“It’s disappointing. I don’t think he showed us any respect, to be honest. I’m quite happy that if they keep it up they probably better get away from us.”

Raiola, who died earlier this year, appears in new Pogba film Amazon Prime documentary, ‘The Pogmentary’, which gives a behind-the-scenes look into the midfielder’s life. In it, the late agent hits back at Ferguson for his comments.

“Mr. Ferguson thought the value of Paul [Pogba] we are exaggerating and he should be happy to sign,” Raiola said. “I told him that for this money my chihuahua would not walk on the grass of the training center.”

Pogba added of his former boss: “I was shocked. I was like ‘okay’. We got our stuff and he said we were leaving. And we left. Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t has probably never experienced anything like this in his career.

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