Juventus star Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has shrugged off criticism from Alex Ferguson by saying he actually finds the former Manchester United manager’s point view to be complementary.
In his latest book ‘Leading’, Ferguson refers to Raiola as a football agent “I simply do not like” and describes his dealings with the Italian, that eventually led to Pogba leaving Old Trafford, as “a fiasco”.
Raiola said that Ferguson’s words demonstrate he was doing a good job with Pobga, who has since established himself as one of European football’s leading stars at Juventus.
“Those words don’t describe my job in a negative way. I rate them as a proof that I work well,” Raiola said.
“I have to do my best for my players’ sake. If I looked only at my immediate gain, I would have kept Pogba in United.
“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 understand who Pogba is.
“Ferguson was an excellent manager, but even the greatest managers may be wrong sometimes.”