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Pogba paints Fergie as 'relaxed' boss

PAUL Pogba, the former Manchester United midfielder, has played down Alex Ferguson's renowned hairdryer treatment by claiming he is more likely to share a joke than pour scorn on his team.

Pogba (right), a France under-20 inter-national, fell out with Ferguson during new contract talks last season and refused to sign a new deal, deciding to move to Juventus.

That move was finalised in July and Ferguson could not resist firing a parting shot at the midfielder who claimed he had become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities at Manchester United. Pogba is enjoying life in Italy and has scored two goals in six games since joining the Italian champions in the off season, hence his kind words on Ferguson.

"He is kind of relaxed and he's a guy who likes to laugh in the dressing room," Pogba said. "Of course you see him on TV all serious, but he knows how to be in the dressing room."

However, the Frenchman did admit that the Old Trafford coach did occasionally lose his rag with his players.

He added: "Well, sometimes he shouts, but it is normal for a coach to do so. But it was not always the case; he is more often than not relaxed."

Meanwhile, Pogba believes Juventus were right to drop him from the squad for last weekend's Serie A game at Pescara after he twice turned up late for training.

"The coach (Antonio Conte) was right to drop me (from the squad)," he said.

"It is a good lesson for me."