Paul Pogba’s agent has criticised former Manchester United legend Paul Scholes over his recent comments about Pogba’s performance against Brighton on Sunday.
Scholes made multiple complaints after United’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Saturday that the players on the pitch lack direction and that Pogba didn’t show up at all to provide direction on the day.
“There’s a 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,” Scholes told Optus Sport.
But Raiola has seized upon the comments and has hit back at Scholes.
“Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten. Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognize a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill,” Raiola said in one of two tweets on Tuesday morning. The Italian agent has been accused of touting Pogba to clubs such as Barcelona and Juventus, but he hit back at the suggestion and suggested that Scholes should be appointed as the club’s new director of football.
“Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club,” he added.