Patrice Evra has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson was not able to persuade Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford before his move to Juventus back in 2012.
Pogba joined the Italian club after leaving Old Trafford on a free transfer, And Evra, who spent eight years at United before joining Pogba at Juventus, said Ferguson asked him to try and convince the 21-year-old midfielder to stay.
“La Pioche [Pogba] is like a son to me,” Evra told La Repubblica.
“Ferguson sent me to his house to convince him to stay. He cried, he couldn’t sleep. He knew he could become greater than [Patrick] Vieira, but he had decided.
“Ferguson also knew Pogba could become very strong, but he couldn’t force the issue.”