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Massimiliano Allegri breaks silence on Paul Pogba’s potential return to Juventus

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has broken his silence on Paul Pogba’s potential return to Juventus.

Pogba, 29, is set to leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer after the Red Devils failed to extend his contract.

Despite re-joining the club back in 2016 in a deal worth a staggering £94.5m, the 2018 World Cup winner is now destined to walk away from the club he has spent the last six years with.

Although the French midfielder is likely to have a host of interested clubs, one team that has continually been linked is former side Juventus.

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Pogba has been vocal about his love for Italy in the past, hinting that a move back to Turin could be on the cards this summer.

Breaking his silence on the relentless speculation, Juventus’ Allegri who spoke to DAZN Italia, (as translated by MEN), said: “He won’t be back, he is afraid of challenging me.”

Going on to reference a video that went viral during Pogba’s first spell with the ‘Old Lady’ that saw the Frenchman lose out to his manager in a basketball and football challenge, Allegri added: “He lost playing with foot and hands. That’s why he left. That’s the real reason why he left.”

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One response to “Massimiliano Allegri breaks silence on Paul Pogba’s potential return to Juventus”

  1. Nick says:

    The French idolise Pogba as this excellent midfielder but the fact is he isn’t. Is he up to the levels of Modric, Kroos, De Bruyne and other top midfielders in the world? The French will say yes but I honestly don’t think so. He is not the kind of player that can grab a game by the scruffs of the neck and make a change. Modric’s pass against Chelsea in the UCL, De Bruyne’s Hatrick against Wolves and his sublime pass on the EPL Finale. Fred is not the most gifted player but I do admire his tenacity. Pogba is all about the flair and honestly, one of the most undisciplined player I have ever seen. One thing is for sure, I’m glad he is out of the club. I wish him all the best.