Louis Saha believes that Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to let Paul Pogba leave will go down as one of the club’s “biggest mistakes”.

The current France international – who has been starring for Les Bleus at the World Cup – was a youth player at Old Trafford until 2012, when he left to join Juventus on a free transfer in search of regular playing time.

Pogba is rumoured to have requested game time from Fergie, but the iconic Scot refused, which served to push the athletic enforcer out of the door.

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Since arriving at Juve, the 21-year-old has been a first-team regular, and established himself as one Europe’s finest young players while winning two Serie A titles.

United have been linked with an ambitious move to lure him back to the Theatre of Dreams, and his compatriot Saha believes that allowing Pogba to exit was a blunder:

“It’s not often I will criticise Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson but it’s clearly one of their biggest mistakes,” he told talkSPORT.

“He’s clearly a talent. He’s a confident player and he’s always trying to improve. He’s got a lot of aggression but he’s got so much potential to improve.

“He’s been very important for France and showed he can score goals and he can dictate the midfield area.

“He was very strong in his desire to go forward and he is a great box-to-box player. He reminds me of Patrick Vieria but maybe with a bit more style.”

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