Register Login Scores

International

Evra Still Rues Pogba's Exit From United

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra still rues the day Paul Pogba left the club.

The Red Devils failed to convince the young midfielder that his career would best be served by staying at Old Trafford.

Instead he moved to Juventus, where he was immediately rewarded with more game time, and ultimately a Serie A winner’s medal.

Evra has seen his countryman’s talent blossom, and is sad that United were never able to benefit from Pogba’s highly-rated and increasingly coveted abilities.

Pogba may have been unable to convince ex-United manager Alex Ferguson that he was worthy to start games for the English champions. But Evra says the big-name players at the club always knew they had a star in the making on their hands.

“His [Pogba's] talent on the pitch, his aggression, his presence, is very rare,” Evra told TF1.

“He very quickly earned the respect of players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

“It’s true that you have to win over the manager too, but to have won the dressing room like he did [was impressive].

“It was truly a huge loss when he left the club.”

Meanwhile, Pogba’s Juve team-mate Claudio Marchisio has responded to the recent reports that The Old Lady may struggle to keep the burgeoning star.

He says that he hopes Pogba stays in the Juve engine room for many seasons to come.

“He’s a precious young talent,” the Italy international said, according to Soccernet.

“He showed his potential last year and I hope to have him as a teammate for as long as possible.”

Read: Juve Officially Announce Pogba Swoop

Read: Paul ‘Madiba’ Pogba On Facing Up To Fergie

Read: Juve Fear For Massive Pogba Bid

Vieira: Manchester City Should Have Signed Pogba

Pogba Only Had Eyes For The Old Lady

3 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

69 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

42 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

30 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

181 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

UEFA Respond To Ronaldo's Coke Bottle Incident

12 Jun 19, 2021 01:05 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

8 Soldiers Left Behind As Chiefs Prepare For War

114 Jun 17, 2021 04:38 PM in Soccer 6

Ramos Names Two Clubs He Won't Join After Real Exit

13 Jun 18, 2021 09:26 AM in LaLiga

Pirates Comment On Komphela To Bucs Reports

39 Jun 18, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Secret Agent Comments On Chiefs Overhaul

33 Jun 17, 2021 02:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

1 Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza