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Pogba Agent Fires Back At Paul Scholes Over Criticism Of His Client

Pogba Agent Fires Back At Paul Scholes Over Criticism Of His Client

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has hit back at criticism of his client from Paul Scholes.

Following Manchester United's 3-2 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, Scholes said that the club lacked leaders on the field. He was especially critical of Pogba.

"We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there today," Scholes told Australian broadcaster Optus Sport.

He had another really poor game. He's so inconsistent.

When you're 3-1 down, your first thought is, 'We've got to score goals'. Where's the urgency? You get a ball in midfield, they're playing the ball backwards.

Paul Pogba is playing the ball out of play, he's overhitting passes, he's hitting passes short, he's getting caught in possession.

In just his 36th and 37th tweets ever, Raiola responded to that criticism from Scholes.

The Italian referenced recent rumours that Manchester United are looking to appoint a director of football, suggesting that it should be Scholes and that his first move should be to sell the Frenchman.

He also questioned the former Manchester United midfielder's ability to identify a leader.

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Alex Ferguson famously said that the problem with Pogba during his first stint at Manchester United was Raiola - "He had a bad agent. Sh*t bag."

You can watch Scholes speaking about Pogba below.

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