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Former Juventus Teammate Pleads With Paul Pogba To Return To The Club

Former Juventus Teammate Pleads With Paul Pogba To Return To The Club

Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has told Paul Pogba to return to the Old Lady, after the Frenchman's quote on international duty led to questions about his Manchester United future.

Not for the first time Pogba's long term future at Old Trafford is under scrutiny, with the midfielder yet to sign a new at the club.

The France midfielder isn't a guaranteed starter under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the moment and last week he made a comment whilst on international duty that suggested he was happier with France than United, referring to being with Didier Deschamps side as 'a breath of fresh air'.

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On Monday the 27-year-old posted a picture of him in training, ahead of the game against Sweden on Tuesday, with the caption 'Head up, look forward!'

Marchisio, who played with Pogba in Turin for the entirety of the latters time in Italy, replied on social media to tell him to return to Serie A.

Marchisio's reply. Image: Instagram
Marchisio's reply. Image: Instagram
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It's not the first time that Pogba has been linked with a return to the club who sold him for a then world record fee of £89 million in 2016. The current Italian champions always seems the most likely destination for Pogba, along with Real Madrid.

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The club are now managed by Andrea Pirlo, who often played alongside the World Cup winner when they were in Italy together.

Pirlo is often cited as the player who 'unlocked' Pogba and it's constantly suggested that United are yet to find the right players or position for the Frenchman, despite the amount of different midfield formations, positions and pairings he's been in.

Pogba has been used as a sub a lot. Image: PA Images
Pogba has been used as a sub a lot. Image: PA Images
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The former United academy player has found himself behind Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Scott McTominay in recent weeks, often coming on as a substitute, leading to Deschamps to suggest the player isn't happy at the club.

Former United coach Rene Meulensteen claimed recently that the midfielder 'isn't world class in any way' saying, "You can have all the talent in the world but it's about hard work, and it's hard work that brings that quality to the surface.

"For me, he hasn't worked hard enough. I can see it all the time, it's too slow, it's laboured and there is no urgency about it and other teams can capitalise on it.

"He is a very talented player. Everyone keeps talking about him - he's world class, he's world class.

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"I would never use world class so easily because I know players past and present and they deserve the accolade of being world class. In my opinion, Paul doesn't deserve that in any shape or form because I don't think he's lived up to expectations."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Paul Pogba, Football News, Manchester United, Didier Deschamps, Serie A, Transfer rumours, Premier League, Transfer gossip, Andrea Pirlo, Juventus, Transfer news

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