David Moyes wanted Paul Pogba at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he wanted to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford during his ill-fated spell in charge of the Red Devils. However the Scot, who was relieved of his duties in April after ten months in the hot seat, admitted it would have been tough to secure the Juventus star's services.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Moyes said: "If it were possible, I would have tried to bring [Pogba] back to Manchester United.

"He has flourished in Serie A since joining Juve at the age of 19 but that has been no surprise to those who worked with him at Old Trafford."

Moyes added that Pogba, now 21, possesses the potential to "develop into one of the best in the world, the next Yaya Toure".

Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012 after failing to strike an agreement with Manchester United over a new contract. In what is now widely regarded as one of the biggest mistakes of Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year tenure with the English giants, Pogba walked away from the club on a free transfer. Juventus, who paid £800,000 in compensation for the France international, helped him develop into the best young midfielder on the planet.

However, there is speculation that Pogba is open to the idea of returning to Manchester United. The only stumbling block - and it is a significant one - is that Juventus will demand around £60 million for the classy central midfielder.

Whether Louis van Gaal will give United the green light for United to press ahead and submit a formal bid for the Chelsea target remains to be seen - but, considering the Dutchman has £200 million to play with this summer, a big-money offer is not beyond the realms of possibility.

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