Manchester United legend Gary Neville has not pulled any punches after issuing a no-nonsense statement regarding Paul Pogba’s super-agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba, 27, rejoined United in 2016 from Serie A side Juventus, four-years after departing the club’s youth academy.
Since the Frenchman arrived back at Old Trafford he has featured in 179 matches in all competitions and has been directly involved in 69 goals.
However, a string of inconsistent performances have caused fans and pundits alike to question whether or not the midfielder has been worth the eye-watering £94.5m fee paid for him.
Having recently triggered a one-year contract extension in the World Cup winner’s deal, as per MEN, fans have been forced to question whether or not Pogba is heading for the exit.
Arguably the most significant moment in the playmaker’s senior United career came earlier this week when his agent Raiola publicly declared his client’s time in Manchester ‘was over’ and labelled the star as ‘unhappy’, as per BBC Sport.
However, in response to his agent’s savage comments, Pogba addressed the speculation himself after Saturday’s Manchester derby, seemingly admitting that he is in fact happy with the Red Devils.
In light of this week’s strange events, former United right-back Neville has launched a savage attack on Raiola and has urged his old club to never work with the super-agent again.
“I can accept a player at United not playing well – even being a bit down,” he said on Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“But it is quite categoric, we have to be really clear, his agent, his best friend has tried to get him out of this football club for the last 15 to 16 months.
“Whether he’s been loved for not, he doesn’t want to be here. If a player doesn’t want to be at the club, you’ve got to find an exit strategy.
“I’m not having a go at Pogba. He doesn’t want to live in Manchester, he wants to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona or another club of that ilk. Great, well done.
“United have a big problem when they have a star player in the dressing room whose agent categorically goes out the night before the biggest game of the season and says he doesn’t want to be at the club.
“The lack of respect – the guy should never be dealt with again by this football club.”