Phil Neville flattered by reported United States interest
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Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola tried to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window and former Red Devils skipper Gary Neville believes the Raiola also applied pressure on the club to sell by explicitly declaring to the press Pogba ’s wish to leave, which was not being granted by the club.
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Gary Neville has labelled Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola a "disgrace", and urged Manchester United not to work with him in the future.
"[Pogba] wants to leave. He has made it clear," Neville told Norwegian TV at the weekend.
"His agent is a disgrace and has been a disgrace all over Europe - not just for Manchester United. They must stop working with him. He doesn't have the values you want in your club.
"My opinion is that Manchester United need not negotiate with him. He will try to fix a transfer for his player, and will try to take part of the transfer sum himself. That's how he operates."
Neville: Why United are on the right track
Gary Neville insists Manchester United are on the right track under Ole Gunnar Solskajer despite their difficult start to the season. Since their opening day victory over Chelsea, United have been held to draws at Wolves and Southampton and suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. However, Neville - speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast - explains why he thinks his former side are heading in the right direction under Solskjaer and why his former team-mate needs time to take the club back to the top.
The 48-year-old Italian, who moved to the Netherlands and worked in the family’s pizzeria at a young age, will receive an eye-watering £20m for the Paul Pogba deal.
Gary Neville has urged Manchester United to “stop working with” Paul Pogba ’s agent Mino Raiola . Pogba hinted at his desire to leave in the summer citing his appetite for a “new challenge” after “His agent is a disgrace and has been a disgrace all over Europe – not just for Manchester United.
Pogba, the World Cup-winning midfielder, finished last season as top scorer for United with 13 goals, but was linked with a move to either Juventus or Real Madrid in the summer.
Neville feels Pogba's attributes on the pitch are being negatively affected by his agent.
"For Manchester United, it's devastating. He is one of the best and most famous players in the world, but every week there are new issues.
"There is always controversy. It's probably not his own fault, but the fact is that it is devastating for a club.
"That's why Sir Alex Ferguson was at times clinical when he got rid of players. They were devastating.
"In a football club, everyone has to go in the same direction."
'He is happy here' - Solskjaer says Man Utd will not sell Pogba to Real Madrid in January transfer window
The France midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Premier League for some time but his boss has no desire to see him leave Old TraffordPogba was reportedly a top target for Madrid and their French coach Zinedine Zidane prior to the new campaign, but they failed to land the World Cup winner.
And Neville believes controversial super- agent Mino Raiola will agitate sooner or later for the France star to land another lucrative transfer. "His agent will be in his ear and he will want his little move. This is only three months of football out of two years. "My personal worry is his agent will be into him
Mino Raiola has claimed Paul Scholes ‘wouldn’t recognise a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill’.
United have struggled at times this season, picking up eight points from five games in the Premier League so far.
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Peter Schmeichel has criticised Paul Pogba's Manchester United performances and says the Frenchman is unpopular with the supporters. The 26-year-old joined United for a then-world-record fee from Juventus in 2016, but has helped to add only the League Cup and Europa League to the club's trophy cabinet during the last three years.