Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says Manchester United’s decision to let Paul Pogba leave the club was one of the “strangest” he’s ever seen.
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Pogba traded Manchester for Turin after a lack of opportunity in the first-team at Old Trafford and has transformed himself into one of the world’s best talents in the Serie A.
Buffon says that nobody understood why Sir Alex Ferguson decided to let Pogba go
“I have been in football many years, but the decision of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United to not play Pogba and let him leave is one of the strangest decisions I have ever seen,” he told Daily Express.
“Just after a few training sessions we saw how good he was, it cannot have been the same player they saw in Manchester – we thought they may be needed glasses.
“I have never seen a player who is so good at his age, he is so strong, so technically gifted, has exceptional all-round play.
“Pogba can do things only Pogba can, similar to Messi and Ronaldo. United let one of the top players in the world leave, but that has only been good news for us.”
Pogba’s future at the Serie A giants is uncertain however, with a number of Europe’s biggest club’s reportedly keen on signing the French international.
However, Buffon says it would require a massive fee if Juventus are to allow the 22-year-old to leave the club.
“Of course he will be linked with the teams with big money like Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG and City but at the moment he is achieving dreams at Juventus,” Buffon said.
“If any team wanted to buy him I would feel sure that they would have to break the world-record fee.
“It is not up to me to speak about his future, only he can decide that. What I can say is he is very happy at Juventus – we see that every day.”
Pogba is expected to start for Juventus in its second leg Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday.