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Paul Pogba: I couldn’t understand Sir Alex when I arrived at Man Utd!

Pogba has revealed that he could not understand Sir Alex Ferguson during his first spell with the Premier League side

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he could not understand his ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson during his first spell with the Premier League side.

The 24-year-old initially joined United as a 16-year-old and as a young person from France; the midfielder initially faced a language barrier in Manchester.

“No I couldn’t understand him! No, I couldn’t. At first, I couldn’t,” said Pogba.

“I couldn’t even understand my teammates with their Mancunian accents. They’d speak fast and I’d say, ‘Speak slow, slow…’ I couldn’t speak.

“My friends right now, they laugh at me. They say, ‘Oh, I remember the first days you couldn’t speak and now, you just speak better than us. You speak Mancunian with the accent!’ So it’s funny.”