English Premiership

Buffon mocks Fergie over Pogba saga

2015-05-13 13:01
Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to let French international Paul Pogba walk out of Old Trafford has been brought to the fore again by Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The 22-year-old star midfielder, who has been declared fit to face Real Madrid on Tuesday, rejected the chance to stay on at Manchester United and join the Italian giants on a free transfer in 2012.

Buffon has now weighed in on the decision with some harsh words for the legendary manager, according to the Daily Mail.

"I have been in football many years but the decision of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United to not play Pogba and let him leave is one of the strangest I have ever seen.

"After just a few training sessions, we saw how good he was. it cannot have been the same player they saw in Manchester - we thought they maybe needed glasses.

"I have never seen a player who is so good at his age. He is so strong, so technically gifted and has exceptional all-round play.

"Pogba can do things only Pogba can, similar to Messi and Ronaldo. United let one of the top players in the world leave but that has been only good news for us."

Buffon also commented on the speculation regarding Pogba's future, with the talented midfielder being monitored by the biggest clubs in the world.

"Of course he will be linked with the teams with big money like Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and City, but at the moment he is achieving his dreams at Juventus," Buffon added.

"If any team wanted to buy him, I would feel sure they would have to break the world record fee."

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