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Darmian: I never doubted Pogba's Man Utd commitment

Matteo Darmian has never doubted the commitment of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

Darmian left United this season for Parma.

"Paul is my friend and I have an excellent relationship with him," Darmian told the Guardian.

“First of all: we are talking about a real champion here, a great footballer, but even they can have some periods when they don't do as well [as they would like].

“The real 'problem' with Pogba at United, I think, was the price the club paid for him and that conditioned the way people perceived him.

“There has been a lot of unjustified criticism towards Pogba, for example that he doesn't work hard enough, but he always gave his best, I can assure you, in every training session.

“In my opinion his performances were good in recent years, they talk about him too negatively [in the UK].

“Did I see Pogba unhappy or willing to leave? No, I honestly didn't see him sad or unhappy, quite the opposite, for all the time I was in Manchester, Paul was absolutely happy with his decision to go back there.

“He really cares about doing well at Manchester United."

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