Man Utd news: What Juventus players would be saying about Paul Pogba – pundit

That’s the view of pundit Tony Cascarino, who believes Juve stars would have been shocked by Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman returned to his former club when United were 2-1 victors in Turin on Wednesday night.

Pogba was not at his stunning best, as has often been the case since he moved back to Manchester United in 2016.

He didn’t celebrate United’s last minute winner, coming courtesy of an Alex Sandro own goal.

But Cascarino believes Juventus would have been surprised by Pogba’s performance back on his old stomping ground.

Cascarino wrote in the Times: “When this game finished last night, and the Juventus players were talking to each other in the dressing room, they would all have said the same thing: ‘This is not the same Paul Pogba who used to play here. He is nowhere near the player we used to know.’

“It was not as though Pogba was disastrously bad last night, constantly losing the ball; it was more that he was simply playing within himself, happier to do a trick every now and again than to have an effect on the game.

“He was second best in almost every moment he was involved — though he made a nuisance of himself for the winner.”

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford amid rumoured falling outs with manager Jose Mourinho.

And the midfielder did not rule out a move back to Juventus.

When asked after the game whether a return to the reigning Serie A champions, Pogba said: “Who knows? I’m with United now.

“There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United.

“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.”