Manchester United star Pogba ‘the ideal gift’ for new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo

Manchester United star Paul Pogba would be the “ideal gift” for Andrea Pirlo following his appointment as Juventus head coach, according to Luca Toni.

Pogba, who has managed to rediscover his form since returning from a lengthy injury lay off after the coronavirus-enforced break in the campaign, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons during his Old Trafford stay

Questions had been asked of the midfielder’s future amid persistent links with Real Madrid, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects him to remain at Old Trafford beyond the expiration of his existing contract in 2021, with talk that he could be tempted into agreeing a new deal.

But Now Retired forward Toni, who played with Pirlo at both club and international level, believes Pogba would be the perfect signing to mark a new chapter at former club Juventus.

Pirlo was named Juve’s new head coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri’s sacking on the back of the Italian champions’ last-16 exit against Lyon in the Champions League.

“Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” he told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I don’t know if that’s possible, but it would certainly be the best option.

“Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team.

“I don’t know what system he will use and I don’t think it matters. Andrea is intelligent and flexible.”

Look, it would take some serious money to prise Pogba away from the club this summer, but if he does not sign a new contract, then United cannot afford to lose the Frenchman next summer, and will need to get something.

So lets see how this all plays out.

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