Thierry Henry understands why Paul Pogba left Manchester United

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Juventus star Paul Pogba is quickly becoming the most exciting midfielder in world football.

Known for his physicality, passing, and his powerful shots, the 22-year-old is wanted by every big club in the world.

Unbelievably, this article isn't about how much money he could earn at Manchester City, or how he might become the perfect midfielder for Barcelona.

No, this is about the story of how he came to leave Manchester United. Having helped Juventus into the Champions League final against Barcelona, former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to let him leave Old Trafford has once again been called into question.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has criticised Ferguson for mistreating the Frenchman when he was at Manchester United.


Pogba joined Manchester United's youth team from Le Havre in 2009, but lasted just three years in England, and eventually moved to Juventus on a free transfer.

Since then, Pogba has risen to fame in Turin, earned himself a national team call up to the 2014 World Cup, and even won the 'Best Young Player' award at the competition.

Henry has jumped to the defence of his fellow countryman for his controversial exit from Old Trafford, slamming Ferguson in the process.

In his defence

"At one point, Sir Alex was playing anyone but him in his position, even guys that were not holding midfielders or offensive midfielders, even Paul Scholes came out of retirement," Henry told Sky Sports.

"So at one point you can't blame the kid, he was just like 'I don't have a future here', so he left and we saw what he did. But he's a special talent. He can do anything.

"It's pretty rare when a player has a choice to go wherever he wants. He might stay, you never know."

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