Paul Pogba was a young player who came through the ranks. He was not disciplined enough to play the reserves in central midfield, let alone the first team, revealed former Manchester United star Darren Fletcher.
Pogba decided in 2012 to be 19 years old, because he had no chances and the confidence of First-Team boss Sir Alex Ferguson was missing.
And Fletcher, who at the time Warren Joyce was spending time with the head of the reserve, expressed concern that the staff of the reserve coaches had to play him in a deeper role because of his "bad discipline".
Paul Pogba was unfamiliar with midfield reserves for Man United when he played for the first time in the club
Darren Fletcher highlighted the concerns of the then bosses on the basis of the "illdiscpline" of Pogba.
"When I first started with my illness, I coached the reserve team, as (Paul) Pogba, (Jesse) Lingard, (Ravel) Morrison and we played him higher up in the attack areas," said Fletcher, appearing on Monday Night Football Show by Sky Sports.
"We felt he was the one who would win us, coupled with the fact that he was disciplined in the middle of the park.
"It all goes back to a famous game when we felt we had stopped against Blackburn.
Pogba frustrated against Bournemouth at the early stage when he was found out
"Paul was on the bench and the boss chose Park Ji-Sung and Phil Jones in midfield. We did not think he was disciplined enough for the reserve team, no matter when the first team was at that time. "
Pogba frustrated during the weekend trip to Bournemouth, but brought out the moment of magic as he made a flank for Marcus Rashford to convert.
For Fletcher, his awareness and his strength in attack areas is the biggest advantage in his game and he is confident that the Frenchman under boss Jose Mourinho can continue to be used on the pitch.
"I like seeing him in the last third and doing things," the former United player continued.
Fletcher, who appeared on Monday night football, believes that Pogba is better in attack areas
"He was playing for Juventus (left) and I talked about his connection with (Anthony) Martial before that, Pogba can easily go far out, he can also go into the pits, he's a big boy, I'd like to see him with a little more freedom, to express themselves. "
Pogba is part of the United squad, preparing for the week-long journey under his old Juventus in the Champions League.
The Frenchman and his team-mates were overwhelmed in the return leg of Old Trafford and know that they need to deliver a much better performance to sustain their ambitions to reach the knockout stage.