Manchester United are in trouble and fans of Italian champions Juventus are right to dream of signing Paul Pogba, France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday.
“All of Manchester United are in trouble. Pogba is still the same and is one of the best midfielders in the world,” Deschamps told Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport of the tensions between Pogba and United boss Jose Mourinho.
“However, I’ll never comment on relationships between players and coaches.”
Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus, whom he joined for free in 2012 after walking out of United after the club failed to tie him to a new contract.
He then returned to United in 2016 on a five-year contract for a then-record transfer fee of 105m euros (£89.3 million).
Deschamps suggested the prospect of Pogba once again quitting United for Juventus was not so far-fetched.
“Dreams are a part of life,” he added. “Maybe the fans hadn’t dreamed of Cristiano Ronaldo, who ended up signing.
“Sometimes dreams come true, but compared to a few years ago it would cost Juve a lot more to buy Pogba now.” Read more