Andrea Pirlo believes Paul Pogba would reject move to Manchester United.



Manchester United will not secure a megabucks return for Paul Pogba, according to the Frenchman’s Juventus team-mate Andrea Pirlo.

Pogba’s future is set to be one of the talking points of the summer transfer window, with United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona all in for the midfielder.

But partner-in-crime Pirlo does not believe Pogba will go to Old Trafford, where he left under a cloud as a youngster in 2012.

'All the interest in Pogba is of no surprise. When you put in great performances you get attention from the top clubs in Europe, it has always been that way,’ said Pirlo.

‘He seems very happy at Juventus, I know he is focused on finishing the season with a lot of success. Whatever the future is for him I don't see it being Manchester United.

‘He didn't feel he was treated well there. I know that was under Sir Alex Ferguson and now there is a new coach, but I do not seeing him returning to a club where he was not treated well.’

Pogba will test himself against one potential suitor in Real in Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final second leg.

Juventus lead the Spanish giants 2-1 thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez, yet are still considered underdogs to progress past Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.

But Pirlo has set his sights on leading ‘The Old Lady’ to the unlikeliest of Champions League triumphs.

He said: ‘It is such a big game against Real Madrid. We know we are now good enough to be winning European Cups again, the quality and maturity is there.

‘The reality is that it is half time and both teams will still feel they can rightly win the game. It is going to take a big performance from us, but there is real belief that we can do it.

‘To win the Champions League with Juventus would be a dream, and to do it in Berlin where I have won The World Cup would be so special.

‘For now that is all I am focused on, I can consider my future in the summer, for now it must be business as usual.’

Source: Daily Mail


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