Pogba explains why Man United's move failed.
French midfielder Paul Pogba acknowledged that the number of different managers he played for at Manchester United hampered his chances of success in England, but he said he is happy to be “home” at Juventus.
After six years of pretending to be someone he wasn’t in England, Pogba returned to Juventus at the end of the previous campaign after leaving United for a world record fee in 2016.
He gave an explanation of why, after leaving Italy with Juventus having won four Serie A championships, he returned with only two further trophies from his time at United, where he had the opportunity to play for three different coaches, including interims.
“I’m happy with the choices I’ve made in my life,” he said. “Sometimes you make choices that don’t go your way but I’m happy with the years in Manchester. I grew up, I learned, I became a man.
“Changing (United) coach every year is hard – this was a difficult aspect for me. Then there were a few injuries, but I think it was also a mental thing – playing and not playing makes you lose pace. There is a bit of everything: coach, team, position. All this has blocked me a bit.
“Now, however, I have left and you will see another Paul. I can do better than in recent years.”
He will attempt to lead the struggling Serie A powerhouse to their first Scudetto in three years.
“I am happy to go home, this is how I feel here,” he added. “This is something more than a dream. I am very happy.
“There were other teams interested, but my heart chose Juventus. I was fine here before and I’m fine now, I just want to do well. I can’t wait to start and help the team. I hope to do better than last time.”