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Alex Ferguson tells Juventus: Cash in on Pogba

The ex-Manchester United manager controversially let the Frenchman to run out his contract in 2012.

Pogba left Man United in 2012.
Pogba left Man United in 2012.

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has told Juventus they would be wise to cash in on Paul Pogba amid heavy interest from Barcelona.

The former Manchester United manager controversially let Pogba to leave Old Trafford in 2012, with the midfielder moving to Turin on a free transfer.

Barca executives met with their Juve counterparts last week before making an estimated €80 million offer and Ferguson believes they made a mistake rejecting the bid.

The United legend told Tuttosport: “I would sell Pogba. It’s true I already let him go, but if I were Juve now then I would let him go.”

Ferguson also praised the current Juve side, who won Serie A and reached last season’s Champions League final where they were beaten by Barcelona.

“Juve have a fantastic team, they have won four Serie A titles in a row and in my view were unlucky in the Champions League final,” he added.

“They were hit by Barcelona counterattacks, but before those had dominated the game.”

Originally published Monday at 15.33

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