Paul Pogba: Man United did not respect me as a player or a man

The Juventus midfielder has named his time at Old Trafford as a low point in his career.

Manchester United are in the market for a central midfield maestro this summer, with the Old Trafford side lacking energy and creativity in the heart of their team last season.

Many United fans look back in horror at the club’s handling of Paul Pogba, with the young star leaving the English side to sign for Juventus in 2011.

Pogba has gone on to be an essential part of a very successful Bianconeri side and has admitted that his time in Manchester was the lowest of his career.

“My time at Manchester United,” the France international said when asked by The Daily Mail what the worst moment of his career was.

“Of course when you are at such a big club you understand you need to be patient for your chance, but I did not feel respected or valued as a player or a man.”

When asked who his sporting hero was, Pogba was full of praise for Juventus team-mate Andrea Pirlo.

“I am lucky that I get to play with my hero - Andrea Pirlo,” he said.

“I make no secret I want to become like him. He has won everything, and he has won it playing such an important role.”

Pogba is expected to start for Les Bleus this summer after impressing domestically for his club.

Real Madrid have been mentioned as a side potentially interested in signing Pogba this summer.

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