Paul Pogba Reportedly Interested In Juventus Return Following Cristiano Ronaldo's Transfer

Paul Pogba is interested in a return to Juventus to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports in Italy.

The midfielder signed up to the Red Devils for a then-world record fee £89.3 million in 2016 but it appears the Old Lady's acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked an interest in returning to Turin for the French international.

Pogba has a history of returning to former clubs. If the deal were to go through, it would be the second time he has returned to a former side in his career, at the age of just 25.

So how has he done at Old Trafford? Pretty well. But it's likely Man United were expecting a little more from their man when they paid over the odds for the player they once had on their books in the youth system.

Pogba, on his day, is a standout performer - he's able to dictate play and create space in dangerous areas with the spellbinding passes. His height and strength merged with his ability to run and dribble form a player whose talent is often unmatched in midfield. But criticism comes when Pogba plays in important games and comes across as being lethargic and disinterested.

Pogba
Pogba

He has also been criticised for his attitude at times, too - with one of his biggest critics being Graeme Souness, a man who does not trust Pogba and finds the star's frequent change of hairstyles and dance celebrations problematic.

But now, with a World Cup trophy under his belt and in the form of his life, Man United will surely be hopefully of keeping their man at the club. They must recognise the problems Pogba has is shared by the rest of the team and is not particular to him.

In the World Cup celebrations, Blaise Matuidi asked Pogba to come back to Turin.

"Remember to come to Juventus,' Matuidi told his teammate live on Instagram. Pogba replied with a smile saying: 'Ooh, the Old Lady, the Old Lady."

Will Pogba make a return to Juve? Do you want to see him stay? Let us know in the comments section.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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