Pogba quotes suggest Manchester United return is not impossible

As Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba again talks about his time at Manchester United, could there be more to his words than mere recollection?

Whatever Manchester United fans think of Paul Pogba, one thing is certain: The Premier League champions would be considerably better off were he still at the club.

The Frenchman’s move to Juventus may have been acrimonious, and plenty feel his agent played a major role in the decision for the then-19-year-old to see out his contract at Old Trafford before agreeing a deal with the Bianconeri, but Pogba is now widely-regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the world.

Given his history, it is no surprise the player is regularly asked about his time at Old Trafford. And yet the regularity with which he talks about it could also suggest he is not quite as “over” his time at United as he would like us to believe.

He appears to revel in his descriptions of Sir Alex Ferguson, constantly painting the former United boss as his reason for leaving.

And he has done so again, in an interview with French Eurosport, also talking of his admiration for the players he once called teammates.

They were exceptional players,” Pogba said. “You’ve got Ferdinand, Rooney, Giggs, Scholes who are there, who give you the ball and have faith in you. You can only be happy.

Unfortunately, the manager was not in the same frame of mind. He was not playing me. I thought I could play at least a little bit more than I was. But I never got that opportunity.”

Now I am playing devil’s advocate a little here, but are we missing something in regards to the regularity with which Pogba talks about United?

After all, he has long since departed, enjoyed huge success at Juventus and is regularly linked with some of the biggest clubs in football, so why is he still talking about Ferguson’s snubs?

Is there a sense of unfinished business, of proving his former manager wrong at the club he no longer controls?

Signing players from Athletic Bilbao is notoriously difficult as the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich have recently discovered in their drawn out attempts to get Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez - but both did eventually get their man.

The problem is also the fact Bilbao players rarely want to leave. They have a sense of national pride about representing their Basque club. But there comes a time when they realise the limitations of playing for this one nation policy side - and decide they want to leave.

Well a few days ago Herrera made it clear he was not one of those players.

The interest in the player was renewed last week as Herrera has struggled to get regular football this term.

But Romana Correale

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