Just when you think things couldn’t get worse for Manchester United supporters…
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has slammed Paul Scholes for his criticism of the 25-year old Frenchman.
It all began following United’s 3-1 loss at Brighton, where Scholes pointed the finger at Pogba for United’s woes saying: “As a midfield player for Man United, your job is to get the ball to your best players who can hurt [the opposition]. But the Man United midfield players could never do it. They couldn’t get a ball in to Lukaku, they couldn’t get a ball in to Martial and they couldn’t get a ball in to [Marcus] Rashford when he came on”
“There’s lack of leaders in the team, that’s why we thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there tonight. He had another really poor game. He’s so inconsistent.”
Raiola lashed out at Scholes on Tuesday morning saying “Scholes wouldn’t recognize a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill”.
Pogba earned praise for his performance during the 2-1 win over Leicester on the opening night of the Premier League season, producing a man-of-the-match display, but was unable to put in a similar performance against Brighton.
The comments from Raiola are surprising given Pogba was publicly acknowledged his own performance wasn’t good enough following the game saying “my attitude wasn’t right enough” and “Myself first, should have done much better, less mistakes, control more the game”