‘I Warned Pogba About Man U’

Paul Pogba

Asked about the prospect of Pogba rejoining Juve this summer, Marchisio told Tuttosport: “I would be very happy.”

“I told him that he was wrong to go to Manchester and that if he really wanted to change he should choose Spain.

“Having said that, his return would be extremely positive, Paul would be reborn in the environment he loves and pampers him the most.

“And he would give Juventus a lot as they need someone like him in the middle: he is a great professional.”

Pogba’s relationship with United has soured this season after his agent, Mino Raiola, openly admitted that his client wanted to leave.

The 27-year-old has failed to push through moves to Barcelona and Real Madrid over the previous two summers, while Juventus are also keen on him.

Sportsmail recently revealed that the midfielder had made a U-turn on his future and was now interested in staying at Old Trafford to play alongside Bruno Fernandes.

But Raiola plunged Pogba’s future into further doubt on Thursday when he admitted that he wants to take a ‘great footballer’ to the Bernabeu this summer.

“My relations with Real Madrid are very good,” Raiola told Marca.

“I want to take a great footballer there and I will try this summer. It would be a pride for me and my footballers because Real Madrid is a great club.

“Alphonse Areola is already there, but it’s only half an operation because it’s a loan deal.

“I am in contact with [general director] Jose Angel Sanchez and I love discussing football and FIFA issues with him because his opinion interests me.

“I have great hope that one day he will be able to lead a great footballer to Real Madrid.”