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Juventus Star Paul Pogba Reveals Sir Alex Ferguson Warning Over Italian Racism

Boss told French ace not to go to Italy.

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Juventus winger Paul Pogba has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson warned him over a move to Italy last summer, the Daily Mail reports.

The 20-year-old joined the Serie A giants last summer and claimed that he was warned off of a move to Italy by the now retired Manchester United boss because of the country’s problem with racist abuse.

“He [Ferguson] shouted. He asked me, ‘Where are you going? You’re going to Juve in Italy, is that it? There’s a lot of racism,” he said.

“I told him, ‘It’s not a problem, there’s racism everywhere.”

“He said, ‘The supporters aren’t like in England,’ but I replied, ‘I want to play, and it’s not for the fans, it’s because I want to play to improve and gain experience.”

“He just went ‘OK’ and after that, I was never included in the squad.”

Pogba spent three years at Old Trafford but made only seven appearances during his time there. He has impressed in his maiden Serie A season as he helped Juve to the Scudetto by scoring five goals in 27 appearances.

He has also been included in the French national team set up this year after representing the country at several youth levels.

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