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Pogba: No regrets over move

August 21, 2012
By Adam Digby

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has, for the first time, spoken out about the reasons behind his decision to leave Old Trafford and join Serie A giants Juventus.

Paul Pogba disagreed with Sir Alex Ferguson over his future direction
GettyImagesPaul Pogba disagreed with Sir Alex Ferguson over his future direction

Pogba, 19, whose contract with the Premier League side expired earlier this summer, chose to join Juventus after rejecting the offer of a new contract with Manchester United.

The young midfielder, though, believes he made the correct decision in choosing to leave the Red Devils, despite starting to make the transition to first-team football.

"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," Pogba told L'Equipe.

"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.

"Despite his 25-year career and despite the fact he was the boss, my objective was to play football and I am impatient. I don't know why he said what he did, but a 19-year-old who said no to Ferguson – maybe he took it badly? There were things that we failed to agree on."

The French Under-21 international then turned his attention to the future and what he expects from his time in Turin.

He added: "Now I want to become a regular starter and become one of the best players in the world. To achieve that there is only hard work and I learnt that alongside the great players at Manchester United.

"I didn't go to Juve because I knew I would be part of the starting eleven and I have no guarantees from them. The coach told me there are a lot of matches to play and he wanted a substitute for Vidal and Pirlo. He didn't tell me I would play a certain number of matches."