The world's best young midfielder (and Alex Ferguson's biggest mistake), Paul Pogba, still loves Manchester United. That's at least according to quotes from his recent interview with FourFourTwo magazine, which TBB can bring you via the Daily Mail. The French star left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012, and has since established himself as a key part of the Juventus team that has won three back-to-back Serie A titles.
Speaking about the manner of his departure, Pogba said:
"It was the feeling I had. The coach (Sir Alex Ferguson) had faith in me but didn't put me on. He said that I was too young. He said 'your time will come' but it never did. It didn't come. But it does not mean I will speak ill of Manchester United. I love the club."
Oh Paul. Isn't that nice?
Cynics may well point to the fact that this story has come to light on the same day that Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has been suggesting he could be leaving Italy within a year. It seems Pogba (and Raiola) is getting twitchy feet at Juventus, and it's little wonder. He's been linked with every single one of Europe's biggest clubs over recent times, and in Raiola's own words "when the right moment comes [to leave], we'll take it."
That Pogba is going some way to rebuilding the bridges with United can only be a good thing.