THIS IS WHY PAUL POGBA WILL ALWAYS HAVE HUGE RESPECT FOR JUVENTUS

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is looking forward to facing some of his former team-mates for the first time since leaving Juventus in 2016.

Pogba moved from Old Trafford to Turin in the summer of 2012, and then returned to Manchester United for £89million after four successful years in Italy.

According to Pogba, facing Juventus will be special to him because he began his first season in the professional game and scored his first goal at Juve.

“I’d spoken to my brother about it and we said: ‘Can you imagine what it’d be like if we’re drawn in the same group as Juventus'” Pogba told UEFA.

“That’s the way it’s panned out and it’s really special. We’ve all been sending messages about seeing each other again.

“There’s a lot of emotions involved because I began my first season in the professional game and scored my first goal at Juve.

“It’s there that I developed a player and so I have huge respect for the club. (But) I’ve come back home. I joined the youth academy here. I’m at home here and it will always be that way.

“I grew up with my team-mates and we’ve all been reunited again in the first team, so it’s a beautiful story. The career I have had and now, with this return to Manchester, it’s really splendid.”

Pogba also admitted his goal is to win the Champions League trophy.

“You can’t predict anything in the Champions League. It’s like the World Cup. I see it as a high-profile competition with great teams. Everything is possible,” Pogba added.

“I must admit I’m thinking about it (lifting the trophy). I think all players want to win this title. It’s my goal to take it home.”