Paul Pogba has explained why he left Manchester United for Juventus, claiming that Sir Alex Ferguson’s refusal to give him a proper run in the team helped his decision to move to Italy and insisted United still held a special place in his heart.
Pogba was speaking to FourFourTwo when asked once again about his decision to leave United in 2012 and join the Serie A giants.
The midfielder was undoubtedly talented even during his time at Old Trafford but Ferguson was reluctant to play Pogba too much too soon. The boiling point coming when Rafael and Park Ji-Sung formed a midfield duo at home to Blackburn, leaving Pogba on the bench to watch on.
Pogba has discussed his exit from United multiple times before and now discusses how he was impatient at Old Trafford and wanted to play more regularly.
“I’m impatient,” he told FourFourTwo.
“It was the feeling that I had. The coach had faith in me, but didn’t put me on. He said that I was too young. He said: ‘Your time will come.’
“It didn’t come. But it doesn’t mean I will speak ill of Manchester United. I love the club.”
Sir Alex letting Pogba leave was undoubtedly one of his biggest mistakes as United manager but the French midfielder speaking highly of the club for a change certainly opens up the possibility of a potential return in the future, especially with his agent pushing so hard for a move despite Juventus’ insistence nothing will happen.