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21st Aug 2018

Six-year-old quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson show his true feelings towards Mino Raiola

Mino Raiola has caused a storm with his recent tweets which took aim at Paul Scholes after the Manchester United legend criticised Paul Pogba

Reuben Pinder

Mino Raiola has caused a storm with his recent comments

The super agent launched an attack on Paul Scholes after the United legend criticised Paul Pogba’s performance against Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

He claimed that Scholes ‘wouldn’t recognise a leader if he was stood in front of Sir Winston Churchill’.

Since Raiola’s comments, several big names in football have weighed in on the debate, including Paul Ince, who claims the agent should ‘grow up’ and stay out of the debate.

One man who knew about Raiola’s tactics before the agent’s rise to prominence was Sir Alex Ferguson. In quotes from his autobiography that have recently resurfaced, the former Manchester United manager did not mince his words when discussing Pogba’s agent.

“There are one or two football agents I simply do not like, and Mino Raiola is one of them,” Ferguson said.

“Paul Pogba? He had a bad agent. A s***bag,” he added.

Pogba’s fractious relationship with José Mourinho seems to have had a detrimental effect on the team’s performances, but if it is a battle between those two, there is only going to be one winner.