Buffon takes a shot at Manchester United’s Pogba evaluation: “Maybe they needed glasses”


It’s become impossible to ignore how well Paul Pogba plays nearly every time he sees the field for Juventus or France.

And the 22-year-old was allowed to leave Manchester United on a free transfer to Juventus in 2012, with a bitter, confident Ferguson claiming that Pogba disrespected United and that players like him are, “probably better doing it away from us.”

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Ferguson’s former staff at Manchester United would surely like you to believe that Pogba needed a change of scenery to mature into the dominant player poised to lead Juventus into the UEFA Champions League final after tonight’s semifinal second leg against Real Madrid, but Gianluigi Buffon isn’t buying that.

From Sky Sports:

“After just a few training sessions, we saw how good he was. it cannot have been the same player they saw in Manchester – we thought they maybe needed glasses.

“I have never seen a player who is so good at his age. He is so strong, so technically gifted and 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 been only good news for us.”

The web site Transfermarkt rated Pogba as worth about $4 million when he left Old Trafford. He’s now considered a $56.5 million value.

How disrespectful to Sir Alex. Shame on you, Il Polpo.