Alex Ferguson hits out at Paul Pogba ahead of youngster's Juventus switch
Billed by some fans as the eventual successor to Paul Scholes, 19-year-old Paul Pogba will instead join Juventus from Manchester United this summer and Fergie ain't too happy about it.
Having been frustrated by a lack of opportunities at Old Trafford - having had to wait until January for his debut as a substitute - Pogba is set to sign a £20,000-a-week deal with the Serie A champions this week, having refusing to sign a new contract with the Red Devils.
Speaking on Manchester United's in-house channel MUTV today, Fergie fired an angry parting shot to the Frenchman.
"Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we're aware,' Ferguson told the channel. "It's a bit disappointing because I don’t think he should us any respect at all.
"To be honest, if they carry on that way, I'm quite happy that he's away from me anyway."
The Manchester United boss also spoke of the uncertain future of fellow contract rebel Ezekiel Fryers, another out of contract reserve player with a bright future.
"We haven’t heard anything from Zeki Fryers," said Ferguson. "I don’t know what’s happening there but he’s not been in touch with the club. His agent hasn’t been in touch with the club and I can only assume he’ll be back for training today."