Date:28th May 2013 at 4:37pm
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Paul Pogba

Ex Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed he knew would be leaving Old Trafford when Paul Scholes returned.

Pogba joined Juventus last summer, after a stint at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson accused him of disrespecting the club in how he handled his move to the Italian club but Pogba has always denied this.

And he has reiterated his point to Football France:

“I never disrespected Sir Alex Ferguson, if anything it is the opposite, because I said things to his face.

“When I knew of Paul Scholes’ return I understood that I would find it difficult to play and that I had to leave United.

“Ferguson told me that in Italy there is a lot of racism and that the fans were not like the Premier League’s. I told him that there was no problem for me so I ended up on the team’s fringes.

“My team-mates gave me the nickname of Nelson Mandela because I was opposed to Ferguson. But I would say no to Obama too.

“Conte, instead, told me that age is not important and that the best players would play. I want to become the best in the world and win the Ballon d’Or.”