Paul Pogba is being lined up for a sensational return to Old Trafford and straight into the first team to save Manchester United’s season.
David Moyes met with Juventus on Sunday evening to discuss Pogba and Arturo Vidal. They will not be able to sign Vidal until the summer, however, the green light has been given to begin talks with the young French international.
At the time he was allowed to leave in 2011, it seemed a very strange decision. United were a laboring side struggling to score goals, and getting turned over convincingly away to Atletico Bilbao in a Europa Cup tie after crashing out of the Champions League. Pogba, who is now 20, was a promising young, strong central midfielder, who played with no fear and had immense strength and talent for one so young. He was the France U21 Captain no less, and would never be allowed to leave under normal circumstances.
Ferguson, it appears, grew tired of Pogba’s attitude towards the fact he was given little game time in his first spell at the Theatre of Dreams. Pogba is not short on confidence, that’s for sure, and he had a strong belief that he should have been in the starting line-up. Few of the Old Trafford faithful disagreed with him and were saddened to see him move to Juve, instead of stay and fight for a first team place.
Pogba has developed much over the last two years and is a first team regular with the Vecchia Signora, however, he fueled the speculation when recently declaring his love for Man Utd and Sir Alex in an interview for Italy’s La Repubblica.
Moyes has returned to England, but Pogba’s advisers are said to be in Manchester to see if anything can be done before the end of January. For Pogba, it would be chance to show Ferguson and United fans what they were missing last time around, for United, it will add the drive and creative spark required so desperately as they attempt to haul themselves up the league.