Massimiliano Allegri has written off Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus, dubbing it as pure fantasy in his recent interview.
Pogba enjoyed a successful spell with the current Italian Champions after joining the club as a youngster from United in 2012.
The World cup winner has struggled to replicate that form in a United shirt since a then-world record transfer fee of £89m which led to the speculations of a likely return to Italy.
However, under the interim manager Solskjaer the 25-year-old midfielder has started to rekindle his lost glory and seems to feel at home in Manchester.
He has been United’s standout player over the last month as they have won eight games in a row, including a 3-1 victory at Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday, leaving Allegri to accept there is little chance of Pogba making a return.
Almost 90 minutes played and just have a look at Paul Pogba. Leaves four players behind and has another two defenders running back in fear towards their own goal. He’s truly incredible. pic.twitter.com/kpXa7EXvCn
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 25, 2019
“Oh my… you [journalists] have such fantasies,” the Juventus head coach said on Saturday. “I think that a return of Pogba to Juventus is very, very unlikely.
“I will not deceive myself, I think it will be really hard to see Pogba come back.”
Speaking after the FA Cup tie, Ray Parlour told The Debate Pogba is playing like a “free spirit” under Solkskjaer.
“He’s a World Cup winner, you respect him as a player, and now he is playing to his potential,” said Parlour.
“I didn’t see that at the start of the season. Every week it was always about Pogba and why he wasn’t performing, but he looks like he is a free spirit now.”