Pogba 'disgusted' with Ferguson

Paul Pogba has reiterated his reasons for leaving Manchester United, explaining that he was "disgusted" by Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to play Rafael in midfield in a Premier League match against Blackburn.

Last Updated: 22/01/14 at 12:12 Post Comment

Pogba remained on the bench as United lost the match 3-2 and soon after the 20-year-old agreed to join Juventus.

"It was a very, very difficult moment for me because I was in love with Manchester and I was a Mancunian," said Pogba in a French TV documentary.

"It was the match against Blackburn in December 2011 at Old Trafford.

"Paul Scholes had retired, Michael Carrick was injured, Darren Fletcher was injured.

"There was no-one left to play in midfield. And I was training and I was beginning to get better bit by bit and the coach never stopped telling me, 'You're this far'.

"And I didn't understand. This far away from what? Playing? From having some playing time? From getting on the field? Or what?

"And there was Rafael in midfield and I was disgusted. I was disgusted and I didn't get on either."

Pogba, who made only seven substitute appearances for United, claims that the incident broke his bond with Ferguson and there was no other option but to leave in the summer.

"I'd lost that thing, that relation that I had with the coach. I was really disappointed, really disappointed," he said.

"I was pushed. My eyes were opened. I'd made this decision to sign with Juventus. There was nothing to regret."

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