Paul Pogba was reduced to tears over the way Alex Ferguson treated him at Manchester United, according to the player’s mother.
Pogba spent three years at Old Trafford after joining United from Le Havre in summer 2009, with the midfielder expected to graduate from the youth system and into the first team.
The Frenchman was highly rated at the club, but played only seven times under Ferguson, and found the lack of playing opportunities frustrating.
Pogba left in summer 2012 to join Juventus on a free transfer, and has developed into one of the world’s finest midfielders during his time in Italy.
Discussing the circumstances surrounding the 23-year-old’s exit, Pogba’s mother, Yeo Moriba, has claimed that her son once cried at the situation he found himself in under Ferguson.
The manager even turned up at the Pogba household in an attempt to persuade the player to stay at the club and sign a new deal.
“I said: ‘What? Ferguson coming to my house! He came alone’,” his mother told AFP. “We had got together with his brothers and we decided: he won’t re-sign.
“Ferguson punished him, he didn’t play him, Paul was alone. He even cried in Ferguson’s office over the way he was treated.”
Being behind Rafael and Fabio in the central midfield pecking order is quite upsetting.