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Mino Raiola ‘does not give a f**k’ if he never does transfer business with Manchester United again


Raiola’s clients include Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland (Picture: Getty)

Mino Raiola says he ‘does not give a f**k’ if he never does business with Manchester United again.

The super-agent handles the affairs of some of the game’s top players including current United star Paul Pogba and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who is among United’s summer transfer targets.

Raiola has clashed with the club in the past, namely with Sir Alex Ferguson during Pogba’s first stint at the club leading up to his acrimonious departure in 2012.

Recalling his battles with the former United boss, Raiola explained to The Athletic’s that United’s decision to re-sign Pogba in 2017 proved he was always in the right.

‘When Ferguson criticised me, that was my biggest compliment anybody could give me. Ferguson is used to people coming in and, ‘Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir’.

Raiola’s Pogba comments have caused controversy in recent years (Picture: Getty)

‘All I have to say that when Ferguson left Manchester United the club’s owner (the Glazers), by buying back Paul Pogba, told me that I was right. Because I didn’t want to take Paul Pogba away. He (Ferguson) didn’t believe in Paul Pogba.

‘So when Ferguson says, ‘I don’t like him’, it’s the biggest compliment that I could have. It’s like saying Sepp Blatter says, ‘I don’t like him’. Fantastic. I don’t care what Ferguson says.’

Raiola has irked several former United players in the past with Gary Neville urging United to ‘never deal with him again’ after the agent declared Pogba’s time with the club ‘over’ last December.

The Dutchman insists however his priority will always be his client, even if it costs him relationships with clubs like United.

“With Mr Ferguson or Guardiola, I have this problem — and I think that it is changing now — that (they believe) we should submit to them because ‘otherwise, tomorrow, you don’t do a player with Manchester United’.

‘I don’t give a f**k if I never do another player with Manchester United. I’m not in their hands. I’m independent.

‘We have only one party that we take care of: our players. And as long as our players like us, you do what you have to do.’


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