Manchester United may not have been involved in this weekend’s Champions League final, but their fans are likely to have been paying close attention to proceedings given the number of former players on show.
Ex-United defender Gerard Pique was the one smiling at the final whistle as his Barcelona side overcame Juventus 3-1, but there were also some former Old Trafford favourites on show for the Italians in the form of Patrice Evra and Carlos Tevez.
And then of course there was a young player who never really got a chance in England – Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder was rarely used by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, deemed too young when he soon proved to be anything but after moving to Turin.
He ultimately moved on despite United’s desire to keep him and he quickly became a regular for the Serie A giants, featuring 129 times for them to date, scoring 24 goals and providing 27 assists in that time.
Pogba is now one of the best players in his position in Europe and while his side lost Saturday’s final the 22-year-old still showed glimpses of his supreme talent.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Pogba’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@TeleFootball he will never go back to Manchester United. They bought Scholes out of retirement instead of playing Pogba. Says it all.— Viraj Parmar (@Viraj9055) June 7, 2015
Why hasn't Alex Ferguson been slaughtered for letting Pogba leave Manchester United on a free? #MUFC— Danny Dire (@babyjohnpeel) June 6, 2015
Pogba has shown too much disrespect to MUFC and Sir Alex to deserve to wear the United kit again. Good player but Scholes always better.— T.I.G (@UtdNo7) June 6, 2015
Barca won, thank God!!!! Pogba's United rants suppressed for a while...— Tony (@sublime1878) June 6, 2015
If only Pogba was someone who United could've locked down early in his career............— Danny Duke (@MUFCW10) June 6, 2015
How United ever let Pogba go I'll never understand— Ryan Morgan (@Ryan_Morgan9) June 6, 2015
Pogba left us as he was not trusted by Fergie so united fans hating on him 2nyt give it a rest his still young and will become even better— christopher (@chrisawesomeone) June 6, 2015
That was a Pogba performance while lacking match fitness. Dumb move by United to sell him. Top player.— Dan (@majani) June 6, 2015
Pogba seems to be getting a lot of stick, but I thought he was brilliant— Thomas (@mrtconway) June 6, 2015