Much has been made of Manchester United’s decision to let Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford on a free in 2012.
He was rated as one of the wonder kids to look out for back then and he’s managed to fulfil those expectations by becoming one of the most sought after midfielders in world football, shining with Juventus almost every weekend.
Sir Alex Ferguson stood by his decision at the time, claiming: “It is disappointing. I don’t think he showed us any respect at all, to be honest. I’m quite happy that if they [footballers] carry on that way, they’re probably better doing it away from us.”
Pogba strongly denies Fergie’s comments and has recently been linked with a move back to the Premier League, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City both interested, although that’s expected to cost someone well in excess of £40million if reports are to be believed.
And if you’re one of those fans that gauges players’ abilities by their FIFA rating, then you’ll know that Pogba back in 2012 was rated a meagre 55 out of 100 – simply not worth bothering with on the game. But now he’s a whopping 87 out of 100 and one of the hottest properties on the game.
I don’t know about anyone else, but this is absolute concrete evidence that Man United made a huge mistake by allowing Pogba to leave the club three years ago…
Man United should have never broken up with Paul Pogba. pic.twitter.com/4cdgFDfe9S
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) January 13, 2015