Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he is baffled by Manchester United’s decision to part ways with French international Paul Pogba and believes he was ready for first-team football under former coach Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 2013 Golden Boy recipient was frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities with the Red Devils and refused to sign a new contract with them, eventually signing for Juventus on a free transfer.
It was a turning point in his career as he has gone on to become one of the best young midfielders of his generation during his time with the Old Lady and has been praised for his displays by most.
“He was ready to play at the time he left Manchester United. I don’t know what happened there, he was ready for me at that time,” Henry said recently in an interview.
Expectedly, all the major European clubs have been queuing up for his signature which puts Pogba in an enviable position of choosing his new club, something which doesn’t happen very often in football.
“He is a special player and that’s why every team wants him,” added Henry. “Is he going to stay at Juve? I don’t know. But whoever gets him is going to get an amazing player.”
Meanwhile, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri feels Pogba would be making a foolish decision if he opts to leave Juventus before mentioning that his star man is happy to stay put at Juventus.
The former AC Milan coach said, "He's young and he needs to stay at Juve to grow further. He's in an environment where it's easy for him to grow.
"We don't need to sell anybody. It depends on what the player wants, but I've spoken with him and he's happy to stay."