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Pep Guardiola Claims He Was Offered Paul Pogba by Mino Raiola This Season

Pep Guardiola Claims He Was Offered Paul Pogba by Mino Raiola This Season

Pep Guardiola has claimed that he was offered Paul Pogba by Mino Raiola this season.

The Manchester City boss bizarrely made the claim just a day before his side go up against rivals United at the Etihad.

The game has its usual importance due to it being a derby, but City can also secure the English Premier League title with a victory and Jose Mourinho’s side will be desperate to spoil the party.

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However, if that wasn’t enough to give the game another edge, Guardiola has made the bold claim that agent Mino Raiola offered Pogba to City this season.

Guardiola was responding to the Italian agent calling him a ‘coward’ and a ‘dog’ recently.

Per guardian.com, the Spanish boss said: “I will answer him; I don’t understand why I am.

“Finally, the people discover my secrets – a bad guy. I’m a coward. I don’t understand why I am a so bad guy. I never speak with him so his opinion [about me], I don’t know. But being a guy who two months ago offered me Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. Why?

“Why he offer? He was interested in Mhikitaryan and Pogba to play with us? So he has to protect his players and has to know he cannot bring the players to a guy like me, like a dog. And comparing a dog is bad. It’s not good. He has to respect the dogs.”

It’s an interesting thing to say considering City play United tomorrow and this is bound to reach both Pogba and Mourinho before kick-off.

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There has been discussion around Pogba’s future at Old Trafford this season, with reports claiming a fallout between player and manager.

But both parties have moved to play down those reports down and the Frenchman’s return to the starting XI over recent games suggests there’s no problem.

However, Guardiola’s comments shouldn’t come without foundation and it may worry United fans that Pogba is unhappy in Manchester.

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