Manchester United have confirmed Paul Pogba has joined Italian champions Juventus, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson blasting the teenager for a lack of respect and claiming the deal was done "a long time ago".

French midfielder Pogba, 19, was considered one of the outstanding talents to emerge from the club's Academy in recent years but his future was consistently questioned last year as he rejected offers of a new deal at Old Trafford.

Now Ferguson has announced the formal end of his time at United, telling MUTV: "Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware."

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