Paul Pogba’s return to the Old Lady was surprisingly a happy one, as Manchester United managed to pick a surprise 2-1 win following a sensational comeback.
The Frenchman himself failed to make a decisive mark through his performance at his old stomping ground, although he did play a part in winning the free-kick that ultimately led to the Red Devils’ winning goal.
Pogba received a warm welcome at the Allianz Stadium, with the home supporters cheering out when his name was announced whilst the reading of the team sheets ahead of kick-off.
The midfielder also stayed out on the ground later than anyone else after full-time, thanking the home fans whilst soaking up the atmosphere in the stadium.
During his post-match interview, the France international was questioned about the chances of his prospective return to Juventus, wherein he refused to completely rule out a comeback.
“Who knows?” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia, before stating: “I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but I am happy to be playing for Manchester United.”
That’s why United stopped you talking about the press Paul. We literally just beat the team you said “who knows” 😭😭
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) November 7, 2018
Isn't he violating his media ban? Pogba's choice of words is so poor and disturbing.
— chivereat (@MUFCmutant) November 7, 2018
Pogba still concerns me. We‘re supposedly now set up to get the best out of him. And he still disappoints far too often, with his displays, but more alarmingly, with his attitude. I’d love for him to succeed at #MUFC but I’m not seeing enough. Even Martial has stepped up recently
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) November 8, 2018
The 25-year-old further added: “I didn’t celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win.
“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one. The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”