Max Allegri says Paul Pogba could possibly be the ‘icon’ of Juventus

Manager Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that Paul Pogba will be the “icon” of the brand new Juventus crew heading into the 2022/23 season.

Pogba was re-signed by Juve as a free agent this summer season, having beforehand spent 4 trophy-laden seasons in Turin, and was given the well-known quantity 10 shirt – a shirt left by Paulo Dybala after his contract on the membership expired.

The dynamic midfielder made his second Juventus debut this weekend, serving to La Vecchia Signora to a snug 2-0 win over CD Guadalajara in Las Vegas.

After the victory, Allegri gave an evaluation of Pogba and the crew’s efficiency to the press: “It was a good test. Sometimes we played with good rhythm, the team worked hard in Turin these days and you could see it.

“Pogba performed nicely, there have been some parts he must work on however he might be an icon for this crew.”

The French World Cup winner endured a difficult final season at Manchester United in 2021/22, missing 19 games through injury as the Red Devils finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League.

In his official unveiling, Pogba said he was delighted to be back at Juve, even revealing he had kept in touch with Allegri throughout his time in the Premier League: “I’m very completely satisfied to be again house – as a result of is how I really feel right here at house, I’m extraordinarily completely satisfied.

“It was always a pleasure to get messages from Juventus fans when I was in England. My focus was completely on Manchester United, but I missed the fans here. Juve supporters are special, they really get behind the team.

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“When I used to be at Man Utd I stored in contact with Mr Allegri. He was my supervisor right here the primary time, and we had some nice moments collectively. I’ve at all times had a superb relationship with him. He’s the suitable man right here and this was the suitable second for me to come back again.

“My heart chose Juve for me. I felt inside that this is where I wanted to come and that’s when the decision was made.”

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