Juventus star Andrea Pirlo has urged Manchester United to forget about re-signing Paul Pogba and accept the fact they made a massive mistake when they allowed him to leave for nothing back in 2012.
The French midfielder has become one of Europe's hottest properties, and his continued development and performances in Serie A have caught the eye of several potential suitors.
United are joined by rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Pogba, whilst Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked too. However, Pogba's team-mate has urged the Red Devils to forget about re-signing the Frenchman and live with the mistake they made.
Pirlo, who has developed a partnership with Pogba at Juve in the centre of midfield, has warned the Premier League side that they won't be able to sign the powerhouse and should accept that they made a mistake losing him in the first place.
It's well documented that Pogba left Old Trafford after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson, and despite revealing he still loves the club, his team-mate doesn't think a move back to Manchester is on the cards.
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"For whatever reasons they chose not to give him a chance - and that is a mistake they will have to live with now," Pirlo said, according to the Daily Mail.
"For whatever reasons they chose not to give him a chance - and that is a mistake they will have to live with now"
"I can’t see that he (Pogba) will ever return to Manchester United."
Old Trafford Fall-out
Pogba left United on a free transfer after he was overlooked for a Capital One Cup game by Ferguson and he then agreed to join Juve. Since then, he has gone on to win numerous titles and has developed into one of the world's best players, and Pirlo admitted that he saw the potential within weeks of him arriving in Italy.
"When he first joined us in training at Juventus we knew there was something about him - and in just two years he has become one of the best players in the world," he added.
"Of course he is going to have options - he knows that. You can’t play at the level he is and not attract attention - but he also knows that at Juventus he is already at one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
"I have spoken with him, and told him if he carries on working hard and makes the right decisions - there is no limit to what he can achieve."