Despite Sir Alex Ferguson telling him to wait for his chance, Paul Pogba admits he was impatient as he looked for first team opportunities at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex spoke up Pogba in the summer prior to last season but the midfielder thinks Sir Alex’s words didn’t match his actions so after a protracted contract saga Pogba left Manchester United for Juventus.
In Italy Pogba made 44 appearances and scored 5 goals for Antonio Conte’s side as they retained the Serie A title.
Earlier this week Pogba claims that he knew he would be leaving when Scholes returned, and in today’s part of his interview with France Football, the French international has gone into further detail as to why he left Old Trafford:
“I’m impatient. Even if I was quite patient, Alex Ferguson told me, “You’re a whisker away from playing … You’re a youngster from the academy, you’re not ready yet. You must be patient. Scholes was, Giggs was.
“I’m not Giggs, I’m not Scholes. I really wanted to play.
“I said, ‘OK no problem.’ If I’m not ready, perhaps I’ll be ready elsewhere. I at least felt ready to have more playing time. He didn’t show me enough that he wanted me in his squad. Even if he said some nice things about me, about my potential, if you don’t show it, it’s all just hot air.
“It all depends on what you have in your head. If you want to play at Manchester just to be able to say, ‘I play at United’, even though you’re on the bench, are you happy?“I came on a few times, I played in the cups, but I wanted to have more playing time. If I could have played in China, I would have gone to China.”