Sir Alex Ferguson's Assessment Of Paul Pogba In 2012 Now Looks Spot On
Paul Pogba dropped a massive bombshell at the weekend, revealing that it "could be a good time to move elsewhere".
The Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a big-money move recently but these latest comments surrounding his future have all but confirmed his feelings towards a potential transfer away from Old Trafford.
"I am thinking of this: To have a new challenge somewhere else," Pogba said in an interview with bEIN Sports.
"For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else."
"After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well... I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else."
Paul Pogba wants OUT of #MUFC! #beINPL pic.twitter.com/SruMElQN66
- beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) June 16, 2019
Pogba's revelation has brought to light an old interview with Sir Alex Ferguson, who slated the French midfielder back in 2012 after he decided to join Juventus.
"Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware," he said via the Daily Mirror.
"It's a bit disappointing because I don't think he showed us any respect at all. To be honest, if they carry on that way, I'm quite happy that he's away, from me, anyway."
Sir Alex Ferguson on Paul Pogba in 2011, when he first left #MUFC for Juventus. Funny how this was spot on then & it is now! #ByeBye #Primadonna pic.twitter.com/O7XmHEUU6i
- Ole Gunnar Solskjær ⓭ (@OleGunaar) June 16, 2019
Ferguson wasn't done there. He went on to criticise Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, who clearly has a big influence on his clients when it comes to transfers.
In his autobiography 'Leading', the Scotsman said: "There are one or two football agents I simply do not like. And Mino Raiola, Paul Pogba's agent, is one of them."
From his bust-up with former boss Jose Mourinho to his lack of consistency on the pitch, the midfielder has never quite managed to produce consistently for Manchester United.
But he did show glimpses of brilliance when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, and flourished in a more creative role.
That being said, his latest comments haven't gone down well with many.
Thoughts on Pogba's latest actions? Do you think he should leave Old Trafford for a new challenge?
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