Paul Pogba's agent responds to Alex Ferguson comments

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Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has suggested that he would have persuaded the French midfielder to stay at Manchester United if he had been looking out for his own 'immediate gain', reports

Pogba departed Old Trafford in the summer of 2011 after failing to secure a regular place in the first-team under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson. 

The France international has gone from strength-to-strength in the game in recent years and is now recognised as one of the leading midfielders in world football. 


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And Ferguson, in his new book 'Leading', blames Raiola for forcing the youngster out of Manchester. However, Raiola has now rejected Ferguson's claims, suggesting that it was in 'Pogba's interests' to join Juventus. 

The player's agent told Tuttosport: "Those words don't describe my work in a negative way. 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."

Nightmare for United

Let's be honest, the Pogba saga will no doubt haunt Manchester United for many more years to come. Ultimately, Ferguson and co. lost the services of one of the most exciting young players in Europe.

To his credit, Pogba's stint in Italy's elite division has been a remarkable one. The dynamic midfielder will no doubt eventually depart the club for a huge sum in the coming years. Arguably, losing Pogba could go down as one of Ferguson's biggest mistakes at Old Trafford. 

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