Friday May 2 2014
Pogba: United disrespected me

Paul Pogba has accused Manchester United of making him train alone and showing him a lack of respect before his July 2012 exit.

The Frenchman failed to agree a new contract at Old Trafford and after a handful of appearances, left the club on a Bosman to sign with Juventus.

Whilst the English club accused the player at the time of lacking respect, the 21-year-old has had his say on the affair.

“They didn’t want me to train with the first team or the reserves,” Pogba has revealed on BBC World Football Focus this week.

“Once I trained with the Under-18 team, I’ve trained alone and I’ve been in the gym. I said ‘I am not an athlete, I am a footballer’.

“They left me out because they said I wanted to leave. I think that is disrespect. Maybe they didn't think they were making a mistake.

“Manchester United is a big club but you have to think about yourself.

“You have to play. The Coach told me there would be space to play, but I wasn't playing.”

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