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He’ll never make it’ – Olmeta reveals what Alex Ferguson told him about Pogba

 


Former Lyon and Marseille star, Pascal Olmeta, has revealed the conversation he once had with Manchester United iconic manager, Sir Alex Ferguson concerning France midfielder, Paul Pogba.

During the said conversation Ferguson described Pogba as a ‘dreamer’, predicting that the midfielder would ‘never make it’ as a top star unless there was always someone to guid him on the best path.

Olmeta, who was invited to Manchester United’s training ground and spoke with Ferdinand about a then 17-year-old Pogba back in 2010.

The then 17-year-old Pogba would later dump Manchester United for Juventua the following year, with Ferguson blaming super-agent Mino Raiola for the ‘fiasco.’

Pogba had rejected a contract extension at United and decided tp join Juventus instead for a fee of just £1.5million.

He has since returned to Old Trafford in a club-record move in 2016 and the now 28-year-old has only won the Carabao Cup and the Europa League trophy since then.

On international level he has also won the 2018 World Cup with France but has been heavily criticised throughout his five-and-a-half-year stay at Old Trafford.

Speaking to RMC Sport, Olmeta, a former goalkeeper, said, “I was invited to Manchester United training by Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I went there with two children from my [Un Sourire, Un Espoir pour la Life] association. I had lunched with him and he told me about Paul Pogba, who was 17 at the time.

“He told me: ‘You see this player, he will be extraordinary, full of talent. He will be at the top. But he’s a dreamer and if nobody is there to show him his way, he’ll never make it.’

“That was a few years ago and here we are today in that debate.”

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