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Paul Pogba moved to silence critics

Paul Pogba has told French television that he left Manchester United for Juventus in order to prove his critics wrong.

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Pogba, 20, stoked controversy when he rejected the opportunity to remain at Le Havre -- where he had come through the youth academy -- to move to Old Trafford in 2009.

However, after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, he opted to switch to Juve on a free transfer when his United contract expired in 2012 – provoking an angry response from Ferguson.

But the move has been a success, with Pogba being central to Juventus retaining the Serie A title last term and establishing himself as a France international, as well as helping his country's Under-20 side to the World Cup last summer.

"Coming to Juventus was a way of shutting up a lot of people who had criticised me, who didn't believe in me, who said that I was never going to play," he told TF1, before stressing he was not getting carried away following his meteoric rise.

"I have to stay humble. I still haven't done anything. There are those who have won the World Cup and remained humble," he added.

"That's what I want to do. Score and pick up wins, that's great. The first year we won the scudetto, the Under-20 World Cup, the Super Cup. Things go quickly, very quickly. But it's not finished. We want more of them."


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