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Pogba claims he had 'fantastic' time at Manchester United

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Juventus superstar Paul Pogba says he felt snubbed by then-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his stint at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Eurosport as reported by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Pogba said he has good memories of his time at Manchester United.

The French international said senior players at the club like Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs appreciated his talent and helped him to improve - but Ferguson simply ignored his pleas for first-team football.

"I cannot complain," Pogba said. "It was a fantastic time but I wanted more. I played with champions like Ferdinand, Rooney, Scholes and Giggs, who I tried to learn from.

"They believed in me but Ferguson ignored me. I felt I could play more, and when the opportunity arose to join Juventus, I had no doubts."

Pogba left United for Juve on a free transfer in the summer of 2012 after making just three Premier League appearances under Ferguson.

Following his move to Old Trafford from Le Havre as a teenager in 2009, Pogba was quickly earmarked as a future first-team midfield star.

But he soon fell out of favour at the club and moved to the Italian giants, where he's quickly become a key part of a title-winning Juventus side under Antonio Conte.

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