Updated: Apr 16
Paul Pogba got an "unbelievable" learning experience from football greats Paul Scholes and Andrea Pirlo.
The Manchester United ace has revealed how former midfield maestros Scholes and Pirlo helped him to become a top footballer. In 2012, the Les Bleus star played alongside Scholes a few times at Old Trafford and left for Juventus on a free transfer. He then went on to win three Serie A titles with Pirlo in Turin before returning to Old Trafford in 2016.
However, the 27-year-old is pleased he had the chance to learn from midfielders who were ranked amongst the finest players of their generation. "You learn a lot and you look at them," Pogba told the UTD Podcast. "I really learned and have been learning. It was unbelievable for me, seeing them training like that, and it pushed me.
"Okay, I have to work hard and have a lot more to do. Pirlo and Scholes, those are midfielders who control the game, the players to look at, and I learned from them, a lot. "I started as a striker and then a number 10 and then a number six. Thank God, I didn't go to centre-back! It was because I wanted to touch the ball too much. "I was the striker and dropping too much, so one coach told me: 'Okay, play the number 10 and touch the ball more.' I still loved the ball too much and had too many touches, so he put me at number six."