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The real reason Paul Pogba left Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals what actually happened before Frenchman’s exit

Paul Pogba left Manchester United because of a heated-exchange that took place between Sir Alex Ferguson and the midfielder’s agent, according to the former-manager.

Taking an extract from Sir Alex‘s book, the Scot has touched upon the departure of Pogba, who has arguably gone on to become one of the best players in the world.

Pogba left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012 and ended up in Italy with Serie A giants Juventus, where he has won consecutive league titles.

The Frenchman is now being linked with a mega-money move away from Turin, with Chelsea and FC Barcelona interested, and Ferguson has now added depth to the stories involving Pogba at United.

It was believed that Pogba left after being snubbed for a Capital One Cup game, but Fergie has dived a little deeper into the saga and has revealed it was a heated exchange with the agent that lead to his departure.

Fergie Reveals All

He said: “There are one or two football agents I simply do not like, and Mino Raiola, Paul Pogba’s agent is one of them. I distrusted him from the moment I met him.

“We had Paul under a three-year contract, and it had a one-year renewal option which we were eager to sign.

“Raiola suddenly appeared on the scene and our first meeting was a fiasco. He and I were like oil and water.

“From then our goose was cooked because Raiola had been able to integrate himself with Paul and his family and the player signed with Juventus.”

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Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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