English champions Manchester United have signed Paul Pogba from French Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre.

The signing does not sit well with the French side, however, as they find themselves losing one of their up and coming stars.

Le Havre believed the 16-year-old was bound by an agreement with the club until at least the end of the 2009/10 season.

According to the club's official website, the club announced: "Le Havre want to express their indignation at the actions of Manchester United officials and their pursuit of Paul Pogba,

"Paul Pogba, his parents and Le Havre were bound to a contract called a 'non-solicitation agreement' from autumn 2006.

"At the end of that contract, the three parties agreed to sign a trainee contract when the player matched certain age and scholarship criteria, taking him through to the end of the 2009/10 season.

Arsenal were also interested in aquiring the French starlet's services but were beaten to the punch.

"However, the player and his parents have refused to fulfill the agreement because Manchester United have offered big money to the parents to get their son to England.

"While a lot of voices have started to be heard coming out of the EU, governments, Fifa and Uefa against 'minor slave trade', Manchester United have not hesitated to uproot a 16-year-old kid."

The lure of the Red Devils seems too strong for Pogba to resist as he makes his way to Old Trafford.

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