Manchester United are on the brink of signing France midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in a world record £89m transfer deal. - From BBC Sport
"If you want to be the best player in the world, if you go to Barcelona or Real Madrid you are in trouble because I don't think the other two big guys [Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] will let you." He has made 178 appearances for Juventus, scoring 34 goals, and helped the club reach the 2015 Champions League final.
He said: "If we hold Pogba back, what's going to happen?
So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first team and he's got great ability, plus he's got the physique and athleticism." However, later that year, with Paul Scholes retired, Owen Hargreaves leaving and Darren Fletcher injured, Brazilian full-back Rafael was preferred to Pogba in midfield, a decision the Frenchman later said "disgusted" him.
Scholes came out of retirement aged 37 in January 2012, and Pogba said: "I didn't want to sign a contract as Ferguson didn't play me, even though there were no midfielders there.
"He and I were like oil and water," said the Scot.