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Paul Pogba reveals why he didn't celebrate Manchester United's winner at Juventus

Mirror logo Mirror 8/11/2018 Martin Domin
November 7, 2018 Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts REUTERS/Massimo Pinca © Getty November 7, 2018 Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Paul Pogba did not celebrate Manchester United's winner against Juventus because it felt "too strange".

The midfielder returned to his former club for the first time since his £89million move to Old Trafford two years ago.

United looked to be heading for defeat thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's strike but a late leveller from Juan Mata and an own goal from Leonardo Bonucci earned them a dramatic victory.

But Pogba, whose acrimonious relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has prompted talk of a return to Turin, was muted in his reaction.

He later applauded the home fans and gave them his shirt before refusing to rule out a move back to Serie A.

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“Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United," Pogba told Sky Sport Italia .

“The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome.

“I didn't celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win.

“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one.

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“The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”

Juventus' defeat was their first in the Champions League group-stage since 2009 and saw United narrow the gap to the Italian champions to two points with two games remaining.

Young Boys visit Old Trafford on November 27 before United travel to Valencia on December 12 for the final group game.

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