Controversial super-agent Mino Raiola has again hit out at Manchester United as he slammed the club for trying to silence his voice and has also defended his right to express his opinion with regards to his client’s situation.
“The question was ‘would he like Italy?’ – what has that got to do with being Manchester United’s player?” Raiola wondered as he spoke to talkSPORT.
“And saying that you are Manchester United’s player – are you owned by the club?
“I have been asked if he likes Italy, and I am answering as Mino Raiola; am I not allowed to do that?
“Am I not allowed to talk to you about things? Am I not allowed to talk about players I represent because they are owned by Manchester United, or Juventus, or Barcelona, or whatever other clubs there are in the world.
“It’s a very strange thing to say as a journalist as the only thing you journalists do is talk about players and how they move and don’t move.
“Ole said he is owned by Manchester United as if somebody cannot have an opinion on a player, and that is what I took as an offence.
“I really think this is a strange way of questioning; I was not talking about Pogba in relation to Italy, I was asked something by an Italian journalist if Paul Pogba likes Italy. That was it.
“Ole said he is owned by Manchester United and I have a principal problem with that; he is an employee, he is not owned by Manchester United. And being employee doesn’t mean I cannot have an opinion or say something I want to say.”
The French World Cup winner reportedly wants to quit Old Trafford in the summer.