Paul Pogba was supposed to be Manchester United’s next big thing. Having joined the club when he was 16 years old and making his way up through the ranks, it only seemed a matter of time before he was bossing our midfield.
During the 2011-2012 season, when we were scraping the barrel for decent players in the centre of the park, Pogba must have thought that he would finally get his chance in the team. However, instead, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement.
Pogba left at the end of the season citing lack of playing time and United’s refusal to offer him the contract he believed he deserved as the reasons for joining Juventus. United lost out on a huge talent in a position that we’re in desperate need of filling.
To add insult to injury, Pogba won the title in his first season and was named Europe’s Golden Boy for 2013. It’s no surprise he’s been linked with a whole host of clubs in the January transfer window, but it would be hugely surprising if he returned to Manchester.
Juventus are currently top of Serie A with Pogba performing a key role for the club. If he wasn't prepared to stay and fight for his place when we were champions, what are the chances of him playing for United now that they are struggling to even make the top four? Dream on.