Three reasons why Sir Alex Ferguson was right to let Pogba leave in 2012
A lot of criticism has fallen at the feet of Sir Alex Ferguson for allowing Paul Pogba to leave United in 2012 on a free transfer.
Pogba returned to Old Trafford for £89million this summer, and many consider the deal the worst business ever made by a football club.
Sir Alex Ferguson was a major contributor to Pogba leaving four years ago, but the Scottish manager was correct to allow the midfielder to leave despite the fact that Pogba achieved resounding success post-Manchester United.
United’s position under Ferguson was a far cry from the mess the club currently finds themselves in. Four years ago, Ferguson had United at the summit of the league, which was a position they spent two decades at. Re-signing Pogba was a must for United this summer as the club were required to make a statement of intent.
But here are three reasons why Sir Alex was right to wave goodbye to the French midfielder in 2012…