Paul Pogba, the powerful French midfielder is one of the great players that all clubs have on their wish list because of his extraordinary performances at Juventus. But what you may not know about this player, It is that before joining the transalpine belonged to the quarry champion Manchester United, team that let him escape.
Pogba has become one of the sensations of the European football scene, but a few years ago, their situation was radically opposed. The player joined the Red Devils quarry in October 2009, but would have opportunities with the first team until the season 2011- 2012, in which he was definitely up to the first team, carrying the dorsal 42.
The player contract ended in June 2012, so he could be facing his last months as "red devil". Pogba began the season with enthusiasm and desire to demonstrate its enormous potential, debuting against Leeds in a cup game League disputed 20 of September. But the lack of opportunities offered his manager Sir Alex Ferguson, he will soon make a decision:
“I told Ferguson: 'Play with me, and I'll show you if I'm ready or not’“, said the player. “Against Blackburn 31 from December to 2011, I was on the bench. Ferguson put Rafael in midfield with Ji Sung Park. Then I gave up. I was very upset“, He said himself Pogba.
From there the decision not to renew taken, It was only waiting for the end of season to choose new destination. Juventus, I was able to cash in this situation, and he reached an agreement with the player for four seasons. “I joined Juve to silence people who have criticized me, who they do not believe in me and told me I was going to fail”, He confessed French.
Later, Ferguson said the young midfielder had shown a lack of respect in the way he and his agent, Mino Raiola, They had reached an agreement with Juventus behind Manchester United. But the reality, is that although the Bianconeri would offer the player better economic conditions, the trigger for his escape from Old Trafford was sport, as it was barely gave option to show their quality.
This condition was key to his signature with the Italian side, because they promised an exciting project that would be an important piece from the beginning, as he demonstrated in his first season in which he played 37 games scoring 5 goals.
From there, we all know what happened. The midfielder has had a meteoric evolution in all facets of his game, to become one of the most complete players in the world in their area.
ANDREAS PEREIRA, ANOTHER POSSIBLE "CASE Pogba"
Andreas Pereira is a young Belgian striker of Brazilian descent, who came to the United summer 2013, and this season militates club's reserve team. Player 19 years, -It is dominating both legs well and can evolve around the front of attack, It is the playmaker its position naturally, ends its relationship with the English club in June 2015.
This fact, coupled with the lack of opportunities, He has made himself Paul Pogba, -who is a friend staff-, It has recommended him to imitate and take the same decision a few years ago he. It remains to be seen if Juventus or some other big club offers the possibility of joining their ranks.
Meanwhile, the team coach Van Gaal will study the situation in detail, and analyze whether the performance of Pereira can get closer to that Pogba is currently offering in Italy, because they can not afford such a serious mistake again. With three months to finalize the Pereira contract, sports officials Old Trafford club must decide urgently if you finally opt for this young talent, although perhaps either too late.