Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to leave the club despite his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson, according to his agent.
Pogba is highly rated by the Red Devils, who have been trying to tie him down to a new contract, but the French youngster has also attracted strong interest from Juventus.
And the 19-year-old's agent Mino Raiola has revealed the player's future appears to lie elsewhere.
"As things stand now it is more likely that he goes away from Manchester," said Raiola.
But Raiola, who claimed to be echoing the views of his client, was full of praise for the United boss.
He added: "I can only say that, from my point of view, Sir Alex Ferguson is top of the world.
"If Pogba leaves Manchester it is not because of Ferguson. If Ferguson had not been there, he would have left already.
"Even in our discussions, hearing from him has been amazing and fascinating. He captures like no other manager the essence of football.
"My opinion is not far away from how Paul thinks of him."
Raiola's comments suggest Pogba has chosen to join newly-crowned Serie A champions Juventus, given that he claimed last month the decision would be a straight choice between United and the Turin giants.