Speaking about his decision to join Juventus and leave Man United in the summer, Paul Pogba told GQ Magazine: “I can promise that I will work hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible to help the team gain the victories we deserve. I like to face challenges with a smile in life and football.
“My love for this sport motivates me to give my best every day. I am accustomed to handling rumors, having begun my career early. My heart made a choice, it was the right moment to return [Juventus]. The last three years in Manchester did not go as I wanted.
“This is no secret. I was affected by injuries. A return to Juventus was a great challenge for the club and me. I learned a lot at Manchester United and now I am a different player. I must take more responsibility.
“During my first spell, there were many experienced players here, [Andrea] Pirlo, [Gianluigi] Buffon, [Giorgio] Chiellini. Now I’ve become like them and it’s up to me to achieve the same results for Juventus.”
Pogba is yet to make his official ‘second debut’ for Juventus after suffering an injury in pre-season. He is now in a race against time to recover in time for the start of the World Cup, where he’ll be a key part of the France squad.
The French midfielder made over 200 appearances for the Red Devils in his second stint, scoring 39 goals and providing 54 assists.