‘It was a mistake to return to Man Utd’ reveals Juventus legend who claims Paul Pogba was adequate to win Ballon d’Or


PAUL POGBA made a “mistake” returning to Manchester United, claims Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio.

The midfielder arrived at Previous Trafford for a then world-record £89million charge in 2016.


Claudio Marchisio believes Paul Pogba may have gained the Ballon d’OrCredit score: PA
The Italian believes joining Man Utd stunted Pogba's development


The Italian believes becoming a member of Man Utd stunted Pogba’s improvementCredit score: —

However he solely confirmed glimpses of his high quality in his six-year keep and by no means pushed on after a formidable spell at Juventus.

Marchisio, who performed alongside Pogba in Turin, believes the Frenchman was adequate to win the Ballon d’Or.

However he claims his improvement was hindered after he joined United.

Marchisio mentioned in an interview with AS: “I believe it was a mistake to return to United. It didn’t assist his improvement.”

Pogba struggled with accidents at Previous Trafford and a knee downside has restricted him to only eight appearances since he returned to Juventus.

Former Italy star Marchisio bemoaned his health points and claimed he would have been one of many world’s greatest with out the harm issues.

He added: “He was one of many teammates who impressed me essentially the most on the sector, accidents didn’t enable him to have the profession he deserved, he may have aimed for the Ballon d’Or.”

Pogba, 31, was hit with a four-year ban after testing optimistic for banned substance DHEA, which naturally boosts testosterone manufacturing.


Paul Pogba’s profession stats

Man Utd 2011-12 – 3 video games

Juventus 2012-16 – 178 video games, 34 objectives

Man Utd 2016-22 – 226 video games, 39 objectives

Juventus 2022-current – 12 video games

France – 91 caps, 11 objectives


Serie A – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Coppa Italia – 2015, 2016

Europa League – 2017

League Cup – 2017

World Cup – 2018

Nations League – 2021

The midfielder has not featured for Juventus since September, when he acquired a provisional suspension for the offence.

Pogba has denied any wrongdoing and plans to take the case to the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport to attraction the choice.

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He launched a press release which learn: “I’ve at this time been knowledgeable of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s determination and imagine that the decision is inaccurate.

“I’m unhappy, shocked and heartbroken that every thing I’ve inbuilt my skilled taking part in profession has been taken away from me.

“When I’m freed from authorized restrictions the total story will turn out to be clear, however I’ve by no means knowingly or intentionally taken any dietary supplements that violate anti-doping laws.

“As knowledgeable athlete I might by no means do something to reinforce my efficiency through the use of banned substances,

“And have by no means disrespected or cheated fellow athletes and supporters of any of the groups I’ve performed for, or towards.

“As a consequence of the choice introduced at this time I’ll attraction this earlier than the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport.”


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