Thierry Henry: Manchester United shouldn’t have let Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford

Thierry Henry: Manchester United shouldn’t have let Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford

Thierry Henry believes Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United made a huge mistake in letting Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford.

Pogba left Man United in 2012 under acrimonious circumstances, with rumours of disagreements and disrespect between player and then manager Ferguson reportedly a factor in the 22-year-old’s decision.

Since his departure, Pogba has become one of the best box-to-box midfielders in world football and he helped Juventus win Serie A and reach the final of the Champions League last season.

Former France international Henry thinks that the midfielder was ready to feature for United’s first-team when he left and that the club shouldn’t have allowed him to go.

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Speaking about the decision, Henry said: “He [Pogba] was ready to play at the time when he was at Manchester United. I don’t know what happened there. Only he knows and Sir Alex. But he was ready for me at that time.

“I saw him play at the World Cup and also with the youth team. And you could see he had something different from the other players.

“He is a special player. That’s why every single team wants him.

“Is he going to stay at Juve? I don’t know. But whoever’s going to get him is going to get an amazing player.”

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Although United fans were happy to see Paul Scholes’ retirement U-turn in 2012, Pogba has stated it was at that moment he knew he had no future at United. It’s a painful subject for supporters to look back on given his success since he left.

Hopefuly the same thing does not happen with players such as Ben Pearson and Andreas Pereira, who have both spoken of their intention to break into the first-team next season.

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