Paul Pogba’s agent has claimed he will take no more players to Manchester United because “they would also ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini”.
Mino Raiola told Sky Sports UK this week that the World Cup winner was happy to stay at Old Trafford.
But in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Italian-born Dutch super-agent slammed the Premier League club’s treatment of the French star.
“I wouldn’t bring anyone there now,” he said. “They’d also ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini. Paul needs a team and club like the Juventus team he played in.”
Another of Raiola’s clients Erling Haaland has this week joined Borussia Dortmund instead of Manchester United.
The agent admittted he was “very sad” with Moise Kean’s displays at Goodison Park but insisted new coach Carlo Ancelotti will help the Italian teenager.
And Raiola claimed: “ Everton aren’t happy with him, rather they’re absolutely delighted. They know that it’s only a matter of time with him because in the Premier League, the technical and physical demands are higher and Serie A doesn’t prepare you enough.
“In this sense, Kean is like Balotelli, such a precocious talent who has skipped stages of his development but must recover because there are gaps.
“I have a stack of requests for him on my desk, but Everton have no intention of selling him or him of leaving.”
Raiola has also engineered Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan from MLS. “I couldn’t allow his last stage to be in Los Angeles,” he said. “These six months will be like the last tour of Queen, a long tribute: it had to be done at San Siro.”