Italian midfield legend Andrea Pirlo believes that his Juventus team mate Paul Pogba can go on to become the best midfielder in the world.
The Frenchman left Old Trafford in 2012 after falling out with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The players potential was clear at the time but for reasons as yet unclear, he was not given a serious chance to assert himself in the Manchester United first team.
Since then Pogba has gone on to light-up Serie A and will start on Saturday when his side take on Barcelona in the Champions League final.
Pogba has won three Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia in his time with Juventus but with top-clubs circling once more it may not be long before he is on his travels again.
Rumours of an Old Trafford return seem to be a mainstay in gossip columns but Chelsea and Real Madrid also remain genuine possibilities for Pogba this summer.
Pirlo will play with Pogba in Saturdays final and believes he can see the former United players potential:
"If he carries on the way he is, then he will become the greatest midfield player in Europe - and at his age he could have that title for a long time," he told The Mirror.
"I don’t understand why Manchester United let him go. If you look at their midfield now they could really use a player like him. It might have been a personal issue for Alex Ferguson, because it is clearly nothing to do with ability.
"Pogba has never really talked about the situation but, whatever the reasons he left, it has been great news for Juventus."