Why Pogba's 'love' for Manchester United doesn't mean he'll leave Juventus

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Juventus star Paul Pogba has admitted he loves Manchester United.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted his love for Manchester United in the print version of FourFourTwo, which will create speculation of a possible return to Old Trafford.

Pogba left United under controversial circumstances where he felt he wasn’t going to get a chance under Sir Alex Ferguson, joining Juventus where he’s turned into one of the most talented midfield players in the world.

His previous connection with United has always created links that he could return but this latest revelation from the Frenchman changes nothing.

Mainstream newspapers have placed crazy valuations on his head and while United paid £60 million for Angel Di Maria last summer, they’d be hard pushed to do something similar with Pogba this summer because of Financial Fair Play rules.

The FFP regulations are something that United are going to need to pay close attention to, especially if they want to play in the Champions League over the next few seasons.

His agent has just admitted that there is no guarantee that the player’s long term future lays in Italy, but he’s under contract with Juventus until 2019.

While he’s playing consistently and performing on the biggest stages and winning trophies with the Serie A giants, Pogba’s motivation for leaving is likely to be quite low.

Where United will try and manifest some hope is if stories of reported friction start to emerge, creating some sort of wedge or problem between Pogba and his current club, which United could take advantage of.

Until then, and it may never happen, Juventus will be quite content to keep selecting a player who has been pivotal in their recent rise to the top of Italian football.

Cristiano Ronaldo has always maintained his love for Manchester United, but it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to return at the first opportunity.

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