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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals why Paul Pogba left Manchester United

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Former-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has pointed the finger at Paul Pogba's agent for the Frenchman leaving Old Trafford for free back in 2012, reports BBC Sport.

The powerhouse midfielder left the Premier League club after failing to break into the first-team, despite being praised and rated by club legends like Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes.

However, after leaving United, Pogba admitted that he knew it was time to leave when he was overlooked for a Capital One Cup game, especially when Ferguson chose to play Rafael in centre-midfield instead of him.

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Pogba's Rise

Since leaving United, Pogba's rise in the game has been sensational. The French international has quickly become of the best midfielders in the game and now has a price-tag of around £70million on his shoulders.

Giants like FC Barcelona and Chelsea have both been fighting for Pogba's signature, with the latter close to signing him over the summer. This was until the midfielder decided to snub their offer and stay put in Italy.

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Pogba has won consecutive Serie A titles in Turin and was a big part in their Champions League route to the final last year, where they sadly came up short against La Liga champions Barcelona.

Old Trafford Fall-Out

Before leaving Old Trafford, the 22-year-old was offered a new deal by the club in order to keep him for longer, however the midfielder rejected the deal and told the club he was ready to leave in order to play regular first-team football.

Speaking in his new book, Ferguson has opened up about the Pogba saga and has revealed how he blames Mino Raiola for the whole situation.

Ferguson claims the agent destroyed the relationship between club and player which eventually lead to him leaving the club on a free transfer.

Ferguson 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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