French Sensation Claims Ferguson Ignored Him At Manchester United

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By Eduardo Fernandez - Abascal | December 11, 2013 1:43 AM EST

Juventus sensation Paul Pogba has said that he quit Manchester United because Sir Alex Ferguson ignored him.

The French midfielder signed for Juventus in the summer of 2012 after Ferguson used him in just three Premier League games. He left Old Trafford as a free agent, as his contract at United expired, but the Italian side paid £1 million in compensation.

Pogba, who is currently playing regularly for Juventus, explains why he decided to leave England in an interview with the French website Eurosport.

"I cannot complain about my spell at United. It was a fantastic time but I wanted more. I played with champions like Ferdinand, Rooney, Scholes and Giggs, who I tried to learn from.

"They believed in me but Ferguson ignored me. I felt I could play more, and when the opportunity arose to join Juventus, I had no doubts."

The Red Devils signed Pogba in 2009 from Le Havre and some pundits in England heralded him as the jewel of the Manchester United academy. However, Pogba decided to move to Juventus two years later.

In Italy he has become an essential player for Juventus manager Antonio Conte and recently he was heralded as the Golden Boy, which recognises him as the best young player in Europe - ahead of Everton loanee Romelu Lukaku and Schalke's Julian Draxler

Pogba scored five goals in 36 appearances during his debut campaign at Juventus, helping them to win the Serie A, while this season he has already netted four goals in just 15 domestic league games.

Furthermore, the 20-year-old is now a regular in the senior set-up with France and he is set to be an important player for manager Didier Deschamps in next summer's World Cup.

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