Paul Pogba reveals why he rejected Manchester United in favour of a move to Juventus
The 19-year-old rejected a new contract offer from the Old Trafford club in order to join Antonio Conte’s men this summer.
“The coach trusted me, but he didn’t play me, saying I was too young. He said my time will come but it never did.
“Despite his 25-year career and despite the fact he was the boss, my objective was to play football and I am impatient.
“Now I want to become a regular starter and become one of the best players in the world.
“To achieve that, there is only hard work and I learnt that alongside the great players at Manchester United.”
“I didn’t go to Juve because I knew I would be part of the starting XI. I have no guarantees from them.
“The coach told me there are a lot of matches to play and he wanted a substitute for Pirlo and Vidal. He didn’t tell me you will play X number of matches.”
Pogba then commented on Sir Alex Ferguson’s statement claiming he lacked respect after leaving United on a free transfer.
“I don’t know why he said what he did,” Pogba said. “A 19-year-old who said no to Ferguson – maybe he took it badly?
“There were things that we failed to agree on.”