Paul Pogba Opens Up on His Decision to Return to Juventus, Says His Decision Was Made by His Heart

Paul Pogba Opens Up on His Decision to Return to Juventus, Says His Decision Was Made by His Heart

  • Paul Pogba has disclosed how he arrived at the decision to make a return to Juventus following the expiration of his Manchester United contract
  • The 29-year-old rejoined Juventus on a free transfer for four years after his Manchester United deal expired this summer
  • He has been handed the No. 10 jersey, the club's iconic jersey number last worn by Paulo Dybala, for the forthcoming 2022-23 season

New Juventus recruit Paul Pogba has opened up on the factors which contributed to his return to the Bianconerri.

Pogba spent a fruitful four-year spell with Juventus, making 177 appearances, scoring 34 goals, and contributing 32 assists with eight titles to boot.

He makes a return to the Serie A giants after departing for Manchester United in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89million.

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Paul Pogba returns to Juventus after six underwhelming season with Manchester United. Photo credit: @juventusfcen
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The Frenchman, who has been handed the iconic No.10 jersey, was full of joy after inking a four-year deal with the Old Ladies after his Manchester United deal expired this summer.

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“I am very happy to be back home - because that is how I feel here, at home. I am extremely delighted." He told the club's official website.
“It was always a pleasure to receive messages from Juventus fans when I was in England. My focus was completely on Manchester United, but I missed the fans here. Juve supporters are special, they really get behind the team.

The 29-year-old France international disclosed his close relationship with current Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri during his stint with English outfit Manchester United.

“When I was at Man Utd I kept in touch with Mister Allegri. He was my coach here the first time, and we enjoyed some great moments together. I’ve always had a good relationship with him. He is the right man here and this was the right moment for me to come back."

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When quipped on the reason why he opted to return to his old stomping grounds, Pogba revealed his decision was made by his heart.

“My heart chose Juve for me. I felt inside that this was where I wanted to come and that’s when the decision was made.”

Paul Pogba receives heroes' welcome on Juventus return

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Paul Pogba was accorded the perfect reception from Juventus fans on his return to the Italian club for his medical ahead of a summer move.

The French midfielder brought his miserable six-year spell with Manchester United at the end of June after it was confirmed that he would not be getting a contract renewal with the Red Devils.

Pogba, who left Old Trafford in 2012 for Juventus, rejoined the Premier League giants in 2016 under the then manager, Jose Mourinho.