Wednesday May 29 2013
Pogba: 'Sir Alex warned me'

Paul Pogba has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson tried to talk him out of joining Juventus. “He said they were all racist.”

The French international midfielder has become a fan favourite in Serie A and at the age of 20 already a key player in the Scudetto-winning team.

He arrived last summer on a free transfer from Manchester United after struggling for playing time.

“Ferguson shouted at me and said: ‘Where are you going? To Juve, to Italy? Do you know what there is out there? They’re all racist,’” Pogba told France Football.

“He said the fans were not like they are in England. I replied there was racism everywhere, so I just wanted to play football so I could gain experience and improve.

“Ferguson noted ‘ok’ and then never let me play for Manchester United again.”