The former United midfielder reveals why he had to move to Italy.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that the reason he left Manchester United was that manager Sir Alex Ferguson was full of ‘hot air’ and did not give him enough opportunities.
The retired Ferguson, who ended his 27-year reign at United this season, has been praised throughout his time at Old Trafford for his commitment to youth.
Yet 20-year-old Pogba does not feel the same about the legendary Scot’s attitude towards him and the Frenchman thinks he made the right decision in leaving Manchester.
“He shouted. He told me: ‘Where are you going? You’re going to Juve in Italy, is that it?” the youngster was quoted on ESPN.
“Even if he said some nice things about me, about my potential, if you don’t show it, it’s all just hot air.
“He [Conte] told me: ‘With me, there’s no youth, it’s the best who plays.
“I like being given challenges like that.”
Pogba made just seven substitute appearances during his time at the Red Devils and left for Turin on a free transfer last summer when his contract ran out.
Under manager Antonio Conte the France international has flourished, playing 37 times for La Bianconeri and scoring seven goals.
The midfielder was also called up to the national side for the first time during his debut season at Juve – something that would have been unthinkable at United – and has since played in three World Cup qualifiers for French team.
Pogba lifted the Serie A trophy in 2012/13 and has established himself as a first team player with the ‘Old Lady.’