Andrea Pirlo, il Maestro, who is now “playing” for New York City FC has left a long interview for the Telegraph and gave his oppinion about Pogba and his world record transfer to Manchester Utd.
He said: “On the first day training session Pogba had with Juventus the players were laughing.”
“We were not laughing for any other reason than we were just in total disbelief that this player with so much obvious ability was able to leave a club the size of Manchester United for free — and I think Juventus are still laughing.
“I will always remember the first day he trained at Juventus. He was only young, but we could see he was special.”
“We were walking back to the dressing room after the session and I clearly remember Gianluigi Buffon coming up to me laughing and he just said: “Did they really let him go for free?”
“I am not saying that Juventus will have wanted to let him go, they wouldn’t — but things have worked out pretty well for them,” said the 37-year-old.
“They signed a player of his quality for no money, he was a big part of them winning trophies in four seasons, and they then sell him for £90m. Whatever way you look at it, Juventus have got a great deal.”
“You would be buying a player who is the best in his position in the world, a player that can be the best in his position for the next 10 years.”
“He is the best young player I have ever seen, and I don’t think we are far away from calling him the best player in the world. It has been between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for many years now, but football should get ready for a new king.”
“I think Pogba will make Manchester United a real force again. One player of that quality can change things. They will lift the players, the fans. You give any team Pogba and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] in one window and they are going to capable of special things.”