Paul Pogba claims that “Mino Raiola wouldn’t let his dog sign Manchester United contract” – Man United News And Transfer News

Paul Pogba has recalled the beginning of his career at Manchester United and a specific contractual situation with his former agent, Mino Raiola.

The former United player, who left the club twice for Juventus, has also spoken about his current agent, Rafaela Pimenta.

The France international joined United aged 16 from French side Le Havre but left just 3 years later, citing a lack of first-team opportunities.

Recalling the moment when he and Raiola received Sir Alex Ferguson’s contract renewal with, Pogba recalled the event early in his career.

“When I was young, in Manchester, Ferguson wanted me to sign a renewal. When Mino arrived, he looked at the contract and said, ‘I wouldn’t let my dog ​​sign this contract. Paul, get up and let’s go,” Pogba told the audience at The Golden Boy Awards.

Before getting lyrical with his anecdote about Raiola, the 54-year-old Italian “super agent” who died earlier this year, Pogba had presented Pimenta with the Best Agent award.

Speaking about why she is so important to him, Pogba told the audience why his current agent deserved the award.

“For me it was a dream to win this award, I want to keep winning. How I feel? Better, let’s say okay. Rafaela Pimenta is my second mother, she has helped me a lot in my career”.

“She made me understand many things not only in the world of football. She is a very important person for me and for my family,” the former United player gushed.

Pogba, who left United for Juventus in 2012, became a Serie A star, playing more than 150 games before returning to United for a then-record fee of €105m (£89.3m). four years later.

Establishing himself as a regular for France, the enigmatic midfielder has made 91 appearances for his country and won the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

But since leaving for Juventus again, this time for free after dropping his contract, the 29-year-old has not played a single game for the Turin side and has also been left out of this World Cup squad. year, due to a persistent knee injury.

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