Paul Pogba has revealed that he left Manchester United because he didn't feel Sir Alex Ferguson was keeping his promise to play the midfielder, whereas other clubs offered him an opportunity to prove himself in the first team.
Pogba struggled for game time last season, and when his contract ran out this summer, Ferguson hoped to come to an agreement with the Frenchman, but he opted for a move to Italian side Juventus instead.
Ferguson bemoaned the 19-year-old's decision, saying he treated United with no respect in his actions, but Pogba insists there were valid reasons for the choice that he inevitably made.
"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," he 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."
Strangely, the youngster insists that he didn't go to Juventus because he thought he would definitely get a spot in the starting line-up. Instead, Pogba plans to work hard to deserve his place, something he claims to have learnt at United.
"Now I want to become a regular starter and become one of the best players in the world," he explained. "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."
Pogba's transfer saga was a long and frustrating one for all parties involved, and while now the situation is finally sorted, pundits and fans alike will be watching closely to see if the starlet can really live up to his reputation of being the next Patrick Vieira.
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