Thursday, 1st May, 2014

Paul Pogba has slammed Manchester United for his treatment at Old Trafford, explaining that he had to think about himself when it came to his future.

The French midfielder chose to quit Manchester United in 2012, allowing his contract with the club to expire and heading to Italian giants Juventus.

Pogba, who has flourished and grown into one of the most promising midfielders in world football at Turin, believes he was left out of the side because he had said he wanted to leave.

Pogba told the BBC: "They left me out because they said I wanted to leave. That is disrespect.


"Maybe they didn't think if they were making a mistake."

The 21-year-old also criticised the training regime that the Red Devils subjected him to during the course of his contract dispute with the club, something which further added to his unhappiness at Old Trafford.

"Manchester United is a big club but you have to think about yourself", he explained.

"You have to play. The coach told me there would be space to play, but I wasn't playing.

"I was training alone for one week. They told me to go in the gym. I said 'I am not an athlete, I am a footballer."

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