Sir Alex Ferguson Explains Why Pogba Actually Left Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson Explains Why Pogba Actually Left Manchester United

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 22, 2015
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Paul Pogba | PA Sport

French midfielder, Paul Pogba is currently one of the most promising midfielders in world football today. The 22-year-old star who now plies his trade with Italian giants, Juventus once played for Manchester United.

He left the Red Devils in 2012 after being at the club for three years. At that time, it was reported that Pogba left the club because he refused to sign a new contract. United’s manager at that time, Sir Alex Ferguson accused Pogba of not showing the club respect.

In Ferguson’s new book, Leading the 73-year-old points accusing fingers to Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola as the reason behind the midfielder’s departure from Old Trafford.

“There are one or two football agents I simply do not like, and Mino Raiola, Paul Pogba’s agent, is one of them.

“I distrusted him from the moment I met him. He became Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent while he was playing for Ajax, and eventually he would end up representing Pogba, who was only 18-years-old at the time.

“We had Paul under a three-year contract, and it had a one-year renewal option which we were eager to sign. But Raiola suddenly appeared on the scene and our first meeting was a fiasco.

“He and I were like oil and water. From then on, our goose was cooked because Raiola had been able to ingratiate himself with Paul and his family and the player signed with Juventus.”

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