Late on Friday evening an interview appeared on the Daily Mail website which was said to be with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
During the question-and-answer session, the former Manchester United midfielder was quoted as saying the worst moment of his career to date was his time at Old Trafford.
"Of course when you are at such a big club you understand you need to be patient for your chance," the Frenchman reportedly said. "But I did not feel respected or valued as a player or a man."
It was a bold statement, said to be from a player who many United fans feel should have been given a chance at the club far sooner, and one who should still be there now. But Pogba has since dismissed the interview as a "fake".
A post on Pogba's official Twitter account on Sunday claimed he had never spoken to the Daily Mail and that words had been "falsely attributed" to him.
Whatever Pogba's previous comments regarding Sir Alex Ferguson, he has always spoken kindly of his former club, so the words came as something of a surprise, seemingly to Pogba as well as to everyone else.