Alessandro del Piero warns Paul Pogba that second Juventus spell will be completely different

Paul Pogba’s official departure from Manchester United was confirmed this week after six years at Old Trafford.

Pogba is expected to sign with former club Juventus, where he previously played between 2012 and 2016.

Gazzetta Dello Sport report Pogba’s move to Juventus is close, and the player plans to announce his future in a documentary later this month.

Former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero has welcomed the move, but warned Pogba that second time round at the club will be a lot tougher.

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Alessandro del Piero warns Paul Pogba

Speaking to ESPN FC on BT Sport, Del Piero was asked to give his thoughts on the free agent’s potential switch.

Del Piero said: “It would be amazing for Juvntus. It’ss the par of field they need most, the midfielers. This is focus of the upcoming season.

“Pogba, it depends what he wants to do. If he wants to go in a club where they love him, of course go back to Juve. If he wants to do something else, fight for the Champions League straight away first year, maybe he is going to choose another club, lets see.

“In this case it would be a different Pogba. The first was a young guy protected by Pirlo, Vidal and Marchisio, all the old guys, they let him grow, very good by the way. In this case it would be the opposite. He would be the guy all the midfielders have to follow in everything, so it will be a different responsibility.

“The experience at Manchester United was huge for him, he went through a lot of stuff, he grew up a lot as a human being and a football playing, but it will be a different kind of Pogba.”

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Pogba also returns to a Juventus side which are less dominant, having failed to win the league for the past two consecutive seasons.

This past season Juventus finished fourth in Serie A, 16 points off winners AC Milan. But this was a lot closer than Manchester United were to the Premier League title last season.

Returning to a club is not always easy, as Pogba discovered at United, and at Juventus, he has to live up to the high expectations he created first time around.

But after losing the faith of United supporters, Pogba will likely benefit from a fanbase which welcomes him so eagerly, and this fresh start could be just what he needs.

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