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Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has insisted he was merely giving his opinion when he suggested that the midfielder’s stint at Manchester United might be coming to an end.
Raiola caused a stir in December, on the eve of United’s Champions League game against RB Leipzig, when he told Italian media that From Pogba The Old Trafford race was “over”.
But despite Raiola’s comments, Pogba subsequently found something of his best in a United shirt. That was until he suffered an injury earlier this month.
Now, in an interview with BBC SportRaiola has distanced himself from his own comments. By doing this, you have also vowed not to be so forthright in the future.
He said: “I just voiced an opinion, I didn’t want to cause any problems.
“I don’t think it has destabilized anyone, because (United) had a fantastic streak and they were even first, for a while, in the league.
“Do you think great players like Paul Pogba or (United manager Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer, who won everything in his life, are destabilized by what Mino Raiola says?
“Come on please. But I’m not talking about that anymore. It makes life a bit boring, but it is what it is.
“Every time I say my opinion, everyone in England goes crazy, and I am the worst agent, or the best agent. The clubs are so stressed with the public and the journalists that I have learned not to talk about it much ”.
Monaco star reveals all about United’s failed move
Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile has confirmed that he was the subject of a Manchester United transfer approach over the summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the hunt for a new defender to play alongside Harry Maguire. With a plethora of names linked, United were reported to have expressed interest in the France U21 defender. Badiashile.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a good campaign for Niko Kovac’s team, as they have mounted a surprise bid for Ligue 1 glory. Badiashile has scored two goals in 25 appearances and has been a stone in the heart of your defense.
Badiashile’s potential was discovered at a young age by Thierry Henry, who pushed the then 17-year-old to his side in Monaco. Has progressed well since then which led to rumors of interest from United last summer.
Now the defender has confirmed that United saw a £ 22 million offer fail, but has no regrets seeing the move fail to materialize. Read more…