Andrea Pirlo has claimed that he and his Juventus teammates still could not believe that Manchester United had allowed Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford when he arrived in Turin.
The French midfielder was allowed to make a move for another club in 2012, selling him to Juventus—unexpectedly—on a free transfer, after failing to agree the terms on a new contract with United.
It’s quite clear United have really struggled for authority in the middle of the park over the past few seasons, with the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Bastian Schweinsteiger never truly showing that they can guide Louis van Gaal’s squad take control of the proceedings on a regular basis, and it’s still a mystery why United let such a complete midfielder slip through their fingers.
While speaking to the Miror Pirlo, who spent two years playing alongside Pogba at Juventus, has said how surprised he and his teammates were when they actually completed the signing of the former Le Havre powerhouse.
“I have played with some great young players, but Pogba was the best young player I have ever seen,” the playmaker began.
“We saw from his first training session with Juventus that he was special. There was a disbelief among the senior players that Manchester United had allowed him to leave,” Pirlo continued.
“Since then he has grown physically and as a player. For me he is now the most complete central midfield player in the world.”
Paul Pogba is ready for an uncertain summer based on recent speculation, with Juventus most likely to have all their resolve challenged by a string of European powerhouses.
Believed as being a top priority target for Pep Guardiola’s grand plans at Manchester City next season, the Spaniard is not the only tactician that would be desperate to sign the French international.
Such eye-catching has been his rise and development since he left Manchester United in 2012, the 23-year-old is already seen as one of the best midfielders in the world.
Although he faced some struggle earlier this season under the weight of a new responsibility which came with being given the No.10 shirt in Turin as well as the departures of Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez, he has turned things around since brilliantly and has proven enough why he is not only so special, but so important to the Bianconeri.
It is very important to firstly say that it would be a real blow for the Italian giants to lose him, and any team that are lucky enough to land him will immediately strenghten their own midfield and become a much better side for it.