Manchester United's Pogba leaves for Juventus

By Alex Byrom
Deputy Football Editor

Pogba (pictured), who was controversially bought from French club Le Havre three years ago, broke into the United first team picture last season

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that French midfielder Paul Pogba has left the club to join Juventus.

The 19-year-old has joined Italian Serie A champions Juventus after his contract at Old Trafford expired this summer and he had been expected to leave. 

Sir Alex Ferguson told United’s in house station MUTV:  "Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware. Which is disappointing.

"I don't think he showed us any respect at all so, to be honest, I'm quite happy."

Pogba joined United from Le Havre in 2009 but made just a handful of substitute appearances, with his last outing coming in the 5-0 win over Wolves at Molineux in March as a second-half replacement for Carrick.

Ferguson also confirmed that he is in the dark over the future of left-back Ezekiel Fryers.

Fryers, 19, is also out of contract but is expected back for pre-season training this week.

"We haven't heard anything from Zeki Fryers," Ferguson said.

"I don't know what's happening there but he's not been in touch with the club.His agent hasn't been in touch with the club and I can only assume he'll be back for training."

It is a blow for the United boss who had high hopes for the France U19 star. HE now has limited options in midfield, with Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in their late thirties, Michael Carrick entering that bracket, and United have few young stars, apart from Tom Cleverley. 

Although the Reds have signed Shinji Kagawa to bolster the centre of the park, United are stil chasing Luca Modric and have also been linked with Joao Moutinho in recent days.

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