Manchester United target Paul Pogba has revealed that despite his ‘messy’ exit from Old Trafford, he still loves his former club. This comment comes just days after Pogba’s agent revealed that the Frenchman would soon leave Juventus, alerting the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG.
Paul Pogba left Manchester United in 2012 after he fell out with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson who refused to give the young midfielder the opportunity to showcase his talent. The French midfielder left Old Trafford for free and joined Juventus where he has grown into a world-class player with ample scope for growth and development. Speaking about his old club Manchester United, Pogba revealed that he left the Red Devils as he was not being given enough opportunity in the first team under Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I’m impatient. It was the feeling I had. The coach (Sir Alex Ferguson) had faith in me but didn’t put me on. He said that I was too young.”
“He said “your time will come” but it never did. It didn’t come. But it does not mean I will speak ill of Manchester United. I love the club.”
Paul Pogba left Manchester United at the age of 19 and three years later, is fast developing into one of the brightest young prospects in Europe. The Frenchman has already established himself in the first team at Juventus and recently signed a contract extension with the Italian club which runs till 2019. However his agent has recently confirmed that Pogba will leave Juventus in about a year and will seek a move to one of the top European clubs in the world. As reported earlier, Manchester United are keeping a keen eye on the Frenchman with Van Gaal interested in signing the midfielder.
“It’s normal that he might leave in a year. He is one of the best eight players in the world and the top European clubs like him.”
“We’ve renewed at Juventus and he feels great there, and he is playing very well. Will he leave? It’s up to Juventus, we’ve renewed his contract, we’re happy there but when the right moment comes to leave, we will seize it.”
“I always knew how talented he was, but when you bring such a young player to Italy, it’s not easy for him to make an impact immediately.”
“He’s grown quicker than even I expected. Pavel Nedved said he is good enough to be considered for the World Player of the Year award.”
Juventus’ director Giuseppe Marotta recently spoke about the Paul Pogba and revealed that all the European clubs have been watching the Frenchman’s progress in Italy and have been in touch regarding a possible transfer. However he insisted that the midfielder was not for sale.
“All the European clubs are watching him and have been in contact with us. (But) We don’t have a need to sell him.”
Manager Massimiliano Allegri has also admitted that nothing is certain regarding Pogba’s future and that he could leave Juventus in the months to come.
“That everyone wants Pogba is, I think, normal: he is young, already a great player and he can still improve further — he hasn’t reached his full potential yet. But let’s concentrate on the present: we don’t know what will happen in June.”
Hence it is quite clear that Paul Pogba is soon going to leave Juventus in search of a club that can match his buy-out clause along with his wage demands. Manchester United have shown themselves capable of competing against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid and it will be interesting to see if they can bring back their former player to boost Van Gaal’s squad at Old Trafford.