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Man Utd hero Butt: Juventus move could DESTROY Pogba

Manchester United hero Nicky Butt has urged Paul Pogba to not let outside praise go to his head.

Pogba's future remains clouded as he considers a lucrative offer from Juventus.

"It is easy to get your head turned," Butt told the Manchester Evening News. "Pogba was built up as the next big thing. He's had comparisons with a great player like Patrick Vieira. That can go to your head easily.

"Because of all that he might think he should be in United's first team now. There were some midfield difficulties before Scholesy came out of retirement and he may have thought he could answer them.

"When you are a kid you have no fear and you think you can take on the world. There is nothing wrong with that in a lot of ways. In fact, the manager would like that confidence. But Sir Alex knows all the pitfalls. He's nurtured us all through it.

"He is very protective and sees things the player doesn't at that age.

"You might feel you are ready and should be in there but if you are thrown in then too many pitfalls can kill your confidence.

"Pogba could go to Italy and they might throw him in the deep end and it could destroy him.

"He looks physically strong but playing full-on twice a week for Manchester United is demanding on your body and even more so mentally. Nobody knows how to deal with that better than the boss."

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