Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has admitted that his client is not currently playing at his best, but will go on to dominate the game for a decade.
Pogba played all 90 minutes, as United recorded three successive losses against Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford. The 23-year-old is yet to register a goal or an assist for the club, since his world-record transfer.
Raiola said: “It’s true Pogba is not playing his best yet, he is taking time to adjust, but people don’t always see the bigger picture. He will dominate for 10 years. He is United’s lost son.”
The Frenchman returned to United this summer, after he left in 2012 to sign for Juventus.
During his first stint at Old Trafford, Raiola clashed with manager at the time, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I had two meetings with Mr Ferguson. The first was nasty on his part but, the second, I’d never had so much fun in my life,” he revealed.
“He is an iconic manager but I still believe the value of Paul Pogba today confirms I was right to do what I did. We had different ideas of where Paul was.
“What people don’t realise is that I did everything to try and persuade Paul not to go to Italy or Juventus. I told him that the worst place for young players to develop was Italy.
“So, three months down the line, he is at Juventus and I said ‘we started a bad relationship here, everything I say you don’t listen to me’ and Paul just said: ‘It’s not that I don’t listen. It is just everything I have done in life I have done the hard way. I want to do it the hard way.’
“Similarly, this time when it was about returning to United, he knew there was no Champions League and it was the greater challenge. Paul Pogba doesn’t give up.
“One thing I see though is that Mr Ferguson was made a Sir, maybe I too should be a Sir for bringing Paul back.”