Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon passed onto him some advice, telling him he should to as he likes.
The pair featured together for the Italian giants during the Frenchman’s four year stay where he developed into one of the world’s best midfielders.
Despite leaving United under dubious circumstances, Pogba was brought back to the club by Jose Mourinho for a then world record fee.
It was clear the Portuguese manager hoped to build his side around the talented midfielder and it’s fair to say to some extent he’s done that so far.
Buffon lamented the loss of the 25 year old at the time though the Serie A club haven’t necessarily failed to replace him.
According to Give Me Sport, Paul said: “As Buffon said to me: ‘You are young, you have the future ahead of you. You have your haircuts, you dress as you like: it is on the pitch that matters’.”
Paul Pogba’s haircuts and activity on social media has seen him come in for some bizarre criticism from pundits and former players alike.
The argument is that he’s distracting himself and not focussed on matches though Mourinho hasn’t complained of anything as of yet.
The truth is no one would care had Pogba been performing consistently well but it’s only because of his inconsistencies that his flashy lifestyle gains negative attention from the media.