Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has recalled the moment he decided to quit Manchester United. He admitted he gave up on his United career after being snubbed for the new year's eve clash with Blackburn Rovers in 2011.

"I said to (Sir Alex) Ferguson: 'Play me, and I will show you if I'm ready or not'," the French international told Telefoot.

"Against Blackburn, on December 31, 2011, I was on the bench. Ferguson puts Rafael in midfield with Ji Sung Park. Then I gave up. I was really bummed.

"I joined Juve to silence people who have criticised me, who did not believe in me and said that I would fail."

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