WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Pogba on his way

15/05/2012 09:30

Pogba off to Juve despite Ferguson's sweet talk
Manchester United's teenage French midfielder Paul Pogba, regarded as the club's finest young prospect, is likely to leave Old Trafford for Juventus, his agent said yesterday. Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped that his public talk of Pogba as "an outstanding footballer", who would become "a first-team player at Manchester United – without question", might have helped persuade the 19-year-old to sign a new deal and ignore the overtures of Juventus. But the player's agent Mino Raiola, with whom Ferguson says United had agreed terms, disclosed that "as things stand now it is more likely that he goes away from Manchester". Raiola would not discuss the reasons but said that without the presence of Ferguson, the player would have left the club already.
Ian Herbert, The Independent

All the papers run stories on Paul Scholes playing on for another season at Old Trafford and Gary Neville's appointment to Roy Hodgson's coaching staff.

The Telegraph report that United have six players in the public-voted best Premier League team of the last 20 seasons and seven in the ‘expert’ team.

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