Pogba: No regrets over move
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has, for the first time, spoken out about the reasons behind his decision to leave Old Trafford and join Serie A giants Juventus.
Pogba, 19, whose contract with the Premier League side expired earlier this summer, chose to join Juventus after rejecting the offer of a new contract with Manchester United.
The young midfielder, though, believes he made the correct decision in choosing to leave the Red Devils, despite starting to make the transition to first-team football.
"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," Pogba 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."
The French Under-21 international then turned his attention to the future and what he expects from his time in Turin.
He added: "Now I want to become a regular starter and become one of the best players in the world. 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."