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I take Ferguson's criticizing as a compliment, says Raiola

Tue 30 March 2021 | 12:13

Mino Raiola loves to make the headlines especially when it comes to Manchester United and Paul Pogba's situation.

Paul Pogba

was a product of

Manchester United

, but after not getting enough playing time, he left Manchester United and joined


at a very young age. Sir Alex Ferguson always blamed Mino Raiola, the Frenchman’s agent because of the situation of Pogba.

Raiola still comes to the headlines sometimes with the news about Pogba and he says that Ferguson criticizing him was the best compliment he has ever received.

“When Ferguson criticized me, that was my biggest compliment anybody could give me,"

Raiola told

The Athletic


"Ferguson is used to people coming in and [saying]: ‘Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir’.

“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. [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."

source: SportMob