Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a return to Manchester United, after revealing that he was left "disgusted" by his treatment by Sir Alex Ferguson, reports the Daily Star.
In an interview for a documentary screened in France, the 20-year-old admitted that he was "in love" with Manchester, but has no regrets over his decision to leave the Premier League champions for Serie 'A' in the summer of 2012.
Pogba has gone on to establish himself as one of the brightest young talents in Europe, after helping Antonio Conte's side reclaim the Italian title last season.
Red Devils boss David Moyes has been credited with an interest in bringing the France international back to Old Trafford, but his chances of convincing the Juventus ace to leave Turin now appear increasingly slim, following Pogba's latest comments.
"It was a very very difficult moment for me because I was in love with Manchester and I was a Mancunian," he explained. "And when I arrived I couldn't believe my eyes. There was Ferguson - I was loving it.
"It was the match against Blackburn on December 2011 at Old Trafford. Paul Scholes had retired, Michael Carrick was injured, Darren Fletcher was injured.
"There was no one left to play in midfield. And I was training and I was beginning to get better bit by bit and the coach never stopped telling me 'you're this far, you're this far'.
"And I didn't understand. This far away from what? Playing? From having some playing time? From getting on the field. Or what?
"And there was Rafael in midfield and I was disgusted. I was disgusted and I didn't get on either."
It was that game on New Year's Eve that sparked a change in Pogba's attitude, with the midfielder now convinced he needed to leave Manchester United in order to fulfil his ambition.
"I'd lost that thing, that relation that I had with the coach," he added. "I was really disappointed, really disappointed.
"I was pushed. My eyes were opened. I'd made this decision to sign with Juventus. There was nothing to reg