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Padoin backing Juventus return for Man Utd ace Pogba: He'd match Morata impact

Former Juventus midfielder Simone Padoin is backing the return of Paul Pogba.

Juve continue to be linked with a bid for the unsettled Manchester United midfielder.

And Padoin believes any return to Turin for the Frenchman would be of benefit to the player. Pogba enjoyed four years with Juve, winning four Scudetti during his time in Italy before returning to United in 2016.

Padoin was also at Juve during Pogba's time with the club and is convinced he'd be happier with the Bianconeri than he is currently at Old Trafford.

Padoin told TMW: “He would make the fortunes of every coach and team. I see him a bit like (Alvaro) Morata, he is one who would appreciate the fact of returning to Turin for how well he was and still being linked to the team."

Padoin is referring to Alvaro Morata's return to Juve, having re-signed from Atletico Madrid this summer. So far this season, the Spain international has rediscovered his best goalscoring form, scoring nine goals in 12 games with the Turin giants.

On Pogba, however, Padoin does admit his arrival could mean overkill for Juve, which are well equipped in midfield.

He added: "But I think that Juventus is equipped in the middle: I like (Pablo) Bentancur, and I see (Adrien) Rabiot having grown up compared to last year. I would have liked to see (Miralem) Pjanic again, an exceptional player who can create danger with set pieces even if not always. I would have kept him because it reminds me of that (Andrea) Pirlo who is on the bench today."

- updated December 7

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