Man Utd news: Mino Raiola may have blasted Paul Scholes over Paul Pogba for one reason

Manchester United legend Scholes infuriated Raiola by criticising Pogba for his poor showing against Brighton on Sunday.

Nine days after the France international produced a dynamic display against Leicester, the 25-year-old was brought crashing back down to earth on a chastening afternoon at the Amex.

Scholes was critical of the Manchester United star, saying: “There’s a lack of leaders in the team. We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there today.

“He had another really poor game. He’s so inconsistent. Pogba’s playing the ball out of play, he’s overhitting passes, he’s hitting passes short, he’s getting caught in possession.”

That prompted Raiola to say on Twitter: “Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten.

“Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognise a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill.

“Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise [executive vice-chairman Ed] Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club.”

And the I newspaper claim Raiola may have criticised Scholes to drive a wedge between Pogba and United fans.

In the eyes of many Red Devils supporters, Scholes can do no wrong.

The England international is widely regarded as one of their best-ever players, winning league titles during a glittering spell at Old Trafford.

Pogba, meanwhile, is wanted by Barcelona.

And the I suggest Raiola may have taken aim at Scholes in order to help push Pogba out of the club.

Barcelona feel signing Pogba this summer will be tricky.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have until August 31 to get a deal done.

But with United unable to sign a replacement, any transfer to the Nou Camp looks set to be tough to finalise.

The Red Devils have been linked with several high-profile names as Pogba replacements, including Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Daily Express :: Sport Feed

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