Super-agent Mino Raiola defends Paul Pogba’s ambition

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Dutch super-agent Mino Raiola in an extensive interview to Sky Sports has defended ambition of his midfielder Pogba. The controversial super-agent has said the player always respects the club.

“Paul has always respected Manchester United, as long as Manchester United has respected Paul,” Raiola said.

“Paul is struggling a little bit with his injury and that’s our main interest now. There’s one objective that Paul has and that is to perform as well as possible with Manchester United. He’s a top pro and I think that his heart is in the right place with Manchester United.”

Asked if he can imagine Pogba at United in a year’s time, Raiola said: “Yes I can, but in a club that I hope fights for the league and hopefully the Champions League.

“Is that strange? Am I the only one that’s worried? Is the owner not worried? I think that everybody that is in love with Manchester United is worried about that.

“I’m worried about that for my player. I’m not a fan of Manchester United but I have a very direct interest.

“As long as Paul is in Manchester United, he wants to win trophies with Manchester United. That’s the kind of player he is and he will not act differently.”

Pogba has a contract until 2021 at Man United. The club could trigger a 12-month extension option.