‘A train crash’ – Former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson lost his cool with Paul Pogba’s agent

Pogba, who is currently suspended after failing a drugs test earlier this season, has had two spells at Old Trafford in his career so far, the first of which saw him rise through the club&aposs academy system. After joining United in July 2009, he was promoted to the first-team for the first time by Ferguson in February 2011.

The Frenchman was one of four academy players who were invited to make the step up ahead of United&aposs FA Cup fifth round tie against Crawley Town at Old Trafford. Assigned the No.42 shirt, Pogba was awarded a place on the bench, watching Wes Brown score the only goal of the game to help the Reds squeeze past the non-league club.

Pogba was promoted to the first-team squad on a full-time basis ahead of the 2011/12 season, with Ferguson warning, such was the excitement surrounding the midfielder&aposs potential, that if he did not integrate him into the first-team, he would leave.

He said: “I mean if we hold Pogba back, what&aposs going to happen? He&aposs going to leave. You know, in a couple of years&apos time when his contract is going to finish. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he&aposs got great ability.”

Pogba, of course, left United on a free transfer at the end of the 2011/12 season after making just seven appearances. He joined Juventus in August 2012 on a four-year contract.

That, however, was not until after Ferguson, though the exact reason for his outburst has remain undisclosed, lost his cool, with Pimenta describing a supposed meeting as a &apostrain crash&apos.

“I cannot call that a meeting,” she told The Guardian. “I call it a train crash. It started bad, it ended bad.