United Superstar Shockingly Linked With A Return To Former Club

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is targeting a reunion with former protege Paul Pogba, as per Italian outlet Tuttosport.

Pogba made waves with his revelation on Monday, when he said he wasn’t sure where he’ll be playing next season.

He has had a lackluster 2-year spell at Manchester United, with a few good performances sprinkled around in the two disappointing campaigns. He also bagged 7 goals in 42 appearances over the 2017-18 season, down from 8 of the previous campaign.

Pogba made the first team squad for United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but disagreements over his playing time led to the 19-year-old leaving for Juventus. He rose to European prominence at the Old Lady, winning 4 Serie A titles while playing alongside Italian internationals Pirlo and Marchisio.

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Pogba’s dribbling game blossomed in Turin due to the larger spaces afforded to midfielders in the middle third, and he developed a venomous shot with both feet over his time there.

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Spending four years under world-class managers like Antonio Conte and Allegri while contributing hugely to Juve’s success endeared him to the Juve faithful.

There was always a sense, however, that Manchester United would try to re-sign their prodigal son, and things reached a head when the Red Devils met Juve’s demands for a world-record transfer fee of £89 million in the summer of 2016.

Pogba’s return to United was heralded as Jose Mourinho’s signature signing, but the club failed to get going in the Premier League, finishing sixth in their first season under the Special One’s leadership.

Pogba’s form fell mid-season due to a combination of injuries and the inability to get any momentum going on his comeback. A return to familiar pastures could do wonders to his confidence.

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