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'Turin is my home' - Pogba drops Juventus return hint amid Man Utd unrest

12:28 GMT 02/11/2018
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The France international will be part of the Red Devils team that travels to Italy on Wednesday, with the midfielder relishing facing his former side

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has broken his media ban by stating that Juventus represents his "home" amid speculation he could one day return to the Serie A champions.

The France international claimed last month that United had told him not to speak to journalists, following the defeat to West Ham.

But ahead of United's Champions League trip to Juventus on Wednesday, Pogba has stated he has always wanted the opportunity to go back to Turin.

“I expected it, it was crazy," he told RMC Sport. "I spoke with my brother last summer, I said: 'Imagine, we're in the same group as Juve'. 

"For me it's a pleasure, Turin is my home, it's there that I scored my first professional goal.”

The comments are the latest chapter in what is an increasingly uncertain second spell for Pogba at Old Trafford.

Multiple fallings out with manager Jose Mourinho have come amid his agent Mino Raiola stating he wanted to take Pogba away from United.

Speculation that the 25-year-old could rejoin Juve has surfaced as a result, though officials in Italy have moved to quash such rumours.

But it remains clear that Pogba still has an emotional attachment to the Bianconeri, centrally due to his continued contact with current first-team players.

"[Juan] Cuadrado, [Paulo] Dybala, [Leonardo] Bonucci," Pogba confirmed as players he remains in contact with.

"I've always listened to them and we've always talked about it, we were a family and obviously we stayed in touch. 

"When you're close to men like [Giorgio] Chiellini, [Gianluigi] Buffon or [Andrea] Pirlo you can only learn."

Ahead of the calsh at the Allianz Stadium, United have the task of securing back-to-back wins for the first time since September as they take on Bournemouth on Saturday.