- Paul Pogba has blamed Sir Alex Ferguson for his Manchester United exit in 2012
- The Frenchman joined Juventus on a free transfer back then
- Pogba has now revealed that Ferguson's decision to leave him on the bench after United's defeat at Blackburn a year before
Paul Pogba has slammed former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, for allowing him to leave Manchester United for Juventus in 2012.
The French World Cup winner left Old Trafford at age 19 for Allianz Stadium on a free transfer eight years ago.
But the former Red Devils boss blamed the midfielder of cutting corners to seal the deal with the Italian League giants - showing lack of respect for the club.
According to Daily Star Pogba has now revealed he left the Premier League club after the legendary manager left him on the bench after a defeat at Blackburn in 2011.
He said: “It was a very difficult decision for me, with the manager as well and everything with the contract.
“It wasn't the contract but more like the trust with the manager. Obviously, the manager, for me, is still the best manager in history.”
“When they asked me to sign the contract, if I didn't sign, a lot of things happened. I didn't train, I went back to training by myself and stuff like this.
“It made me a bit angry and it was nothing about the money. It's just about you're a player, we believe in you, you believe in you and me, I just want to play football. That is all I want. I want to play.
“When I had, like I've said before, the chance to play or to come on in this game against Blackburn, that's when really I had heartbreak.
“There was no midfield. People were injured, (Paul) Scholes wasn't there, I think he'd retired already and it was before he came back. Rafael played in midfield with Ji-Sung Park and I didn't come on in this game.
“We lost the game. I was on the bench warming up and I thought I would come on and it was a big opportunity for me. I didn't and things happened.
“The manager has a choice in everything - but that day is when I had my heartbroken. I told Pat (Evra) that was the chance, I'd been training with him and he'd been talking to me and saying I would have a chance. But that happened, I didn't play and I was kind of upset.
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“So I went to Juventus, which was a hard decision for me. Hard because it was going to another club as well where I was obviously not as one of the starting XI but I've got to go as a young player.
“A young, talented player and you have to show yourself again. I went and it was a big challenge for me. I said: 'Go for it, no problem. I want to show I am ready to play for the team'."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, prior to the Premier League suspension, was not having a good season at all and he was the first one to admit that.
United’s record signing in 2016 started the season on a high, emerging with scintillating performances in the opening weeks, notably against Chelsea on match-week one.
Things quickly took a turn for the worse for the World Cup winner as he was out with injury before the first month of the new season was done.
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