Pogba opens up about relationship with Ferguson

Date published: Friday 19th August 2016 8:53

Paul Pogba has discussed his relationship with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson oversaw Pogba’s development as a youngster, managing the midfielder from his arrival in 2009 until his departure for Juventus in 2012.

The Frenchman made only three Premier League appearances however, and left as a free-agent for regular first-team football in Italy at just 19.

Pogba has regularly discussed the circumstances surrounding his exit, and it was revealed earlier this year that Ferguson actually made the 23-year-old cry on one occasion because of his treatment.

The former United manager has regularly blamed agent Mino Raiola for Pogba’s exit, but the player has no ill feelings towards his old mentor.

Asked by Sky Sports of his thoughts over Ferguson, Pogba replied: “Big respect, the greatest manager in football. I don’t have any problems with him, and I never have.

“The only problem, maybe, was I wanted to play. Maybe for him it was too early, for me it was too late – I was ready.

“I learned a lot with him too, so I don’t have any problem with him.

“I respect him, I will always always respect him, and I hope to meet him again.”


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