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Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing in Pogba transfer

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FIFA has opened an investigation against Juventus

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Several weeks ago, reports emerged that FIFA was investigating the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United for alleged financial irregularities. United maintained their innocence, declaring that everything was done on the up-and-up from their end, and that “FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August.” It seems they were right - today FIFA cleared United over any wrongdoing over the (for now) world record transfer.

Phew.

With a manager now under investigation for tax fraud, and a summer transfer window strategy suddenly turned upside down by some flirty eyelid-batting of a certain former player, the last thing United needed was any more transfer-related hubbub.

No such luck for Juventus, however, as FIFA has confirmed that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Bianconeri. According to a FIFA spokesperson:

“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC. We cannot comment further as proceedings are ongoing. We can confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United.”