Darren Fletcher, Manchester United at the time.
Paul Pogba refused to sign a new contract at United States in 2012 and joined Juventus at the expiry of his Old Trafford deal.
Four years later the Frenchman returned to the club, joining for a world-record fee of £ 89million.
And Fletcher has just decided to leave the Red Devils.
United lost 3-2 to Blackburn at Old Trafford in December 2011, and found himself on the bench by Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, Fletcher claims it was the right decision by Ferguson because Pogba was not disciplined enough to play in the middle of the park.
Fletcher was working with the club's reserve team at the time because he was struggling with illness, Pogba knew better than most.
And the Scot, who currently plays for Stoke, says Pogba was not even in that role for the reserves.
"It goes back to a famous game where we feel like Manchester left off the back," Fletcher said on Sky Sports.
"We lost to Blackburn 3-2 and everyone was really injured, all the midfielders.
Ji Sung Park, Phil Jones and Rafael, all had spells in midfield and Paul was on the bench.
"But I think at that time, we did not feel like he was disciplined enough for the reserve team to be there.
"So to jump on the first team in an important game, people could see why.
"I think he sees himself as a central midfielder where he sees him more as an attacking midfielder, who can get in areas and be a match-winner."
Pogba helped United beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday, laying on the assist for Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time winner.
United now sit in the table with 20 points from their 11 Premier League games this season.