Former England defender Micah Richards has weighed in on the current feud between Manchester United and super-agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola, who represents Paul Pogba, recently released a statement about the Frenchman, attacking his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This comes after Solskjaer told the media that Pogba belongs to the club and not Raiola following his suggestion that the midfielder could return to Juventus.
The affair is starting to turn a bit ugly now, with Richards stating how he would have handled things if he were in Pogba’s position. Speaking on Football Daily, the ex-Manchester City man said: “I would tell my agent to stop talking for me for one. That’s what I would do.
“But I think it’s a delicate one with Pogba because he’s known worldwide. So it’s like every interview or anything he says gets taken out of context.”
From Manchester United’s perspective, the whole saga has to be a disappointment because you would have to say that the France international is easily the team’s most influential outfield player.
He finished last season as their top scorer and provider in the league, registering 13 goals and nine assists. With an average of 1.6 key passes per game (via WhoScored), the most in Solskjaer‘s squad, it was clear to see that the former Juventus player was the team’s most creative source that campaign, a creative source they could now lose in the summer.
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