Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has claimed that one of the biggest mistakes made by Sir Alex Ferguson is the sale of French international Paul Pogba. After coming through the youth ranks at United, the 20-year-old joined Juventus on a free transfer in 2012. He was regarded as a very talented youngster, but he decided not to sign a new contract offer by United due to the lack of faith shown in him by manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Since moving to Juventus, he has become one of the best midfielders in the world.
He is on course to winning the best young player award at the World Cup 2014. The French international has been linked with a return to the Premier league with Chelsea reportedly ready to pay around £ 60 million for his services. Saha, who played under Sir Alex Ferguson for several years before moving to Everton, says that one of the biggest mistakes – of which there have been very few – by the former United manager is to let in the midfielder leave the club. Despite the transfer rumours surrounding his future, Pogba has been quite relaxed about the situation.
He is expected to stay at Juventus at least for the coming campaign before moving onto the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid.
”It’s not often I will criticise Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson but it’s clearly one of their biggest mistakes. 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 in the last game [a 2-0 win over Nigeria] he can score goals and he can dictate the midfield area. He was very strong in his desire to go forward,” said Saha.