“I warned Paul Pogba not to join Manchester United”

Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 for a then world record transfer fee of £89million after impressing at Turin but has failed to consistently replicate that form at Old Trafford.

Claudio Marchisio, Pogba’s former Juventus teammate, has revealed he warned Pogba not to join Manchester United.

Pogba is now in talks with Juventus as he seeks a return to Turin after six frustrating years at Manchester United.

“He [Pogba] is the player that impressed me the most for the huge evolution that he had in Juventus because he arrived as a boy,” Marchisio told the Daily Mail.

“Me, [Arturo] Vidal and [Andrea] Pirlo immediately understood his enormous potential and that’s what he showed.

“We also became friends and as a friend I told him that Manchester United couldn’t be the right solution for him, the right choice. Not because of the team, it’s a great team, but because of the moment of his career.

“In terms of a return to Juventus, as a friend, I would be so happy to see him again at Juventus.

“It would be good for the club, I would suggest him to come back. But it’s up to him and the club to decide.”