“Despite his [Sir Alex] 25-year career and despite the fact he was the boss, my objective was to play football and I am impatient.” – Paul Pogba
Speaking to L’Equipe, Paul Pogba has revealed his personal reasons behind his move away from United this summer. The 19-year-old caused a stir amongst fans and after months of will he won’t he sign muppetry, he decided to up sticks and move to Juventus.
He said: “I don’t regret anything about my decision.
“I learnt a lot at United, but you have to be part of it to understand my choice.
“It is a feeling I had with coach Sir Alex Ferguson.”
After his move away, Sir Alex claimed that Pogba had been disrespectful to the club and from a fan point of view, he had. We had nurtured him after his move from Le Havre and put a lot of time into his development. He had come on leaps and bounds since his arrival and some assured first team substitute performances last season showed us what he was capable of.
It seemed like was coming along at the right pace and that he would have a real chance to establish himself this year. However, that wasn’t quick enough.
He said: “I don’t know why he said what he did. A 19-year-old who said no to Ferguson – maybe he took it badly?
“There were things that we failed to agree on. Now I want to become a regular starter and become one of the best players in the world.
“The coach trusted me, but he didn’t play me, saying I was too young. He said my time will come but it never did.”
The thing I find strange is that Pogba has merely walked into an all but too familiar situation at Juventus. Pirlo, Vidal and Asamoah will be keeping Pogba on the sidelines for the majority of the season. He would of had a far better chance at getting first team football at United considering how lacklustre our midfield is. It is all too obvious he moved for the money.
He said: “I didn’t go to Juventus because I knew I would be part of the starting XI.
“I have no guarantees from them. The coach told me there are a lot of matches to play and he wanted a substitute for Pirlo and Vidal. He didn’t tell me you will play X number of matches.”
Despite the sour departure of Pogba, I still wish him the best. He looks to have all the necessary components to become a world class footballer but then again, so did Ravel Morrison.