The Frenchman has the chance to show the world that he still means business when Juve come to town…
Manchester United v Juventus, Tuesday 23 October, 7pm, BT Sport 2/HD (CH 532/528)
Any clash between Manchester United and Juventus is big news. It’s even bigger when it’s at a crucial point in the UEFA Champions League group stage. And it’s bigger still when you’ve got a certain Paul Pogba on the pitch.
United’s maverick midfielder faces his former club on 23 October, as the Red Devils take on Juve in a massive Group H showdown at Old Trafford – and you can follow it live on BT Sport.
After starting his professional career at Old Trafford, Pogba made his name in Italy, winning four Serie A titles during four bellissimi years in Turin. But after returning to United for an eye-watering £89million in 2016, this most extroverted of stars is now fighting to save his reputation as one of football’s top dogs…
The World Cup winner has found himself at the centre of the civil war currently being fought at United, his public rift with manager José Mourinho having attracted as many headlines as the team’s stodgy performances on the pitch this season.
What does all that mean? It means United desperately need a 22-carat gold performance from Pogba against a Juventus side that has reached the final of this tournament twice in the past four years. Is the Frenchman ready to deliver for the Reds on the Champions League stage? Or are things about to get a whole lot worse for the club?
Ahead of what’s sure to be an epic night of action featuring two of European football’s true heavyweights, take a look at some fascinating facts...
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