FOOTBALL: Pogba says Juventus fans are better than Manchester United fans

Paul Pova says Juven­tus fans are bet­ter than Man­ches­ter Unit­ed fans and has revealed that he was in touch with Mas­si­m­il­iano Alle­gri when he was at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old French­man joined Juven­tus on a free trans­fer this sum­mer after six years at United.

And Pog­ba says he is hap­py to be back in Turin, where he “felt the love” of the fans as a young play­er dur­ing his four years at Juven­tus from 2012–16.

That affec­tion was not shown by Man UT fans.

Speak­ing to GQ, Pog­ba said: “When I left they were so grate­ful for the years we spent together.

“Since I was young, they real­ly always pushed me into the sta­di­um, they were always behind me, I always felt the love from these fans, this is true.

“I’ve nev­er heard any­thing this loud, even in Manchester.”

Pog­ba said his deci­sion to return to Juven­tus was “in the heart”, but he also revealed that he kept in touch with Alle­gri while play­ing for United.

Pog­ba has always admired the spe­cial rela­tion­ship he had with the Ital­ian play­er who pushed him to become a bet­ter player.

He added: “I have always had a strong bond with the direc­tor. Hand­some and honest.

“He knew me and always had my back when we were here together.

“We kept in touch and talked a lot when he was in Manchester.”

Pog­ba returned to Old Traf­ford for €105m, but was plagued with injuries and missed 100 appearances.

And his injury prob­lems con­tin­ue even after return­ing to Italy.

Pog­ba has yet to play for Juve after miss­ing the start of the sea­son after under­go­ing knee surgery.

How­ev­er, Pog­ba is hop­ing to get back in shape and help Juve regain Serie A after los­ing to Inter and AC Milan in the past two seasons.

Juve are now eighth after sev­en games, sev­en points behind lead­ers Napoli.

Pog­ba said: “I like to think that it was my heart that made the decision.

“It’s no sur­prise that my last three years at Man­ches­ter haven’t gone as well as I’d hoped, part­ly because of injuries.

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