Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have big regret in letting Paul Pogba join Juventus, with the Frenchman now on course to win the treble with the Italian giants, but also sympathises if the decision was financially driven.
While Juventus were very critical of Ferguson’s judgement in letting Pogba go, as he’s since turned into one of the best midfielders in world football, Carragher has taken a different stance on the matter, and believes the ex-United boss were merely adhering to financial policy on unproven youngsters at the club, as wages were reported to be an issue for a player who made only a handful of substitute appearances at the time.
Ferguson has always defended himself over Pogba’s departure, suggesting that the youngster wasn’t willing to wait to get his chances, while the player believes he was lied to about the opportunities he’d get in the side, so the two parted company on poor terms. Pogba was said to have demanded a significantly lucrative contract that Ferguson wasn’t willing to meet, which spelled the end of his time at Old Trafford.
Carragher sympathised and said: “It’s difficult to question Sir Alex Ferguson in terms of bringing young players through – he was one of the masters at it. If he felt it was a wages problem for a young player maybe getting too big for his boots and basically wanting first-team money when he’s still a reserve-team player… that’s the jist of it I think,” he said.
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