Man United cleared, but Juventus investigated over Paul Pogba transfer

Man United cleared, but Juventus investigated over Paul Pogba transfer

Manchester United have been cleared of breaching any rules over Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus, but FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian club.

In May football's world governing body asked for clarification on all aspects of Pogba's £89million (€105m) move to Old Trafford last summer.

The decision was believed to be linked to newspaper claims that agent Mino Raiola earned £41million from the deal that took the France international to Manchester.

United insisted they had nothing wrong at the time, with a spokesman saying: 'We don't comment on contracts, FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August."

FIFA has now confirmed United face no action, although Juventus are now the subject of further action.

A FIFA spokesman said: "We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC. We cannot comment further as proceedings are ongoing.

"We can confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United."

Midfielder Pogba scored five goals in 30 Premier League appearances last season and helped the club win the Europa League and EFL Cup after rejoining United, having initially left for Turin in 2012.

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