Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been urged to re-join Juventus this summer by former team-mate Claudio Marchisio. Pogba quit Juventus to return to United in 2016. However, his Old Trafford return hasn’t gone to plan, with Pogba struggling to impress on a consistent basis.
The France international has been tipped to leave United at the end of the season, with Juventus and Real Madrid eyeing the 26-year-old.
And Marchisio, who played alongside Pogba at Juventus, has urged the midfielder to return to Serie A.
The Italy international also revealed he advised Pogba against going back to United.
Marchisio told Tuttosport: “I would be very happy. I told him that he was wrong to go to Manchester and that if he really wanted to change he should choose Spain.
“Having said that, his return would be extremely positive; Paul would be reborn in the environment he loves and looks after him most.
“And he would give Juventus a lot as they need someone like him in the middle. He is a great professional.”
United are expecting a busy summer transfer window, with former Old Trafford ace Paul Ince claiming Ed Woodward needs to sign two strikers and a central midfielder.
“If they want to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool then they need a world class striker,” Ince said.
“They had the chance with Haaland, the young kid who went to Dortmund, that was sad really.
“He is a very, very good young player who can improve and you can’t let people like that slip through the net.
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“That was disappointing that they couldn’t get him. They have got to have someone in who gets 20-25 goals a season.
“They need another midfield player for sure. We don’t know what happens with [Paul] Pogba if he stays or goes. That’s another saga that we will have to go through once the season finishes.
“They need two strikers, I know [Marcus] Rashford is coming back but he is only young. You can’t rely on him all the time.
“Martial, for me on his day, is brilliant but he doesn’t have enough of those days. Ighalo is the wrong end of 30. He has done well but you won’t pin your hat on him for the next four years.
“If you look at all the top teams, all the best teams have the best strikers. Their strikers have 20-25 goals in a bad season.
“Manchester United lost that in [Romelu] Lukaku. That’s got to be their main aim.”
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