Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has disclosed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic threatened to ‘break his legs’ if he didn’t secure the deal that took Pogba to Manchester United in the August deadline transfer window.
According to Mirror, the agent revealed that Ibrahimovic is important to him and actually ‘threatened’ to break his limbs.
“Zlatan is very important to me. He was the first [to sign] and he called me and said, you dare let Pogba sign for someone else and I’ll break your legs,” Raiola told Dutch newspaper De Volskrant.
Raiola also defended the criticism of Pogba’s below-par performance in the recent games.
“For Paul it is that he still needs to find the balance in the team. My favourite him is attacking midfielder, slightly left. He will destory you with his strength, movement and technique but that is up to Mourinho,” Raiola indicated.
On Saturday (24/9/16), Pogba silenced his critics after a first goal for Manchester United against Leicester since his world record transfer of £89 million.
Pogba met Daley Blind’s corner with a powerful header in the 42nd minute at Old Trafford that gave Leicester goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler no chance.
It was United’s fourth goal of the half as Jose Mourinho’s side outclassed the defending Premier League champions.
The France international expressed his joy but remained optimistic to continue with the scoring spirit in future matches.
“I’m very happy for the result and this goal and I hope it’s not going to be the last one! So just carry on, keep doing that, what we did today and after we can go and we have our goals.”
“We were very focused. We knew that it was going to be difficult. The first four games we were good, the two games then [against City and Watford] after we knew were going to be difficult, and now today we showed on the pitch a big performance from the team. I feel happy and I want to carry on like this,” indicated Pogba.
Chris Smalling who captained the team, put United ahead before Juan Mata finished off a slick move with a crisp finish.
Both Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba scored from corners, with Demarai Gray’s spectacular long-range strike provided the only consolation for Leicester.