News From Manchester: Juventus players hijack Paul Pogba’s Instagram replies ahead of Manchester United departure

Though United's retained list is yet to be announced, Pogba will almost certainly be leaving Manchester United upon the expiration of his contract at the end of June after six years at the club. The France international returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a then-record transfer fee of 89million from Juventus.

However, Pogba hasn't enjoyed the success he may have expected in Manchester after four trophy-laden years with the Old Lady. He has won just a Carabao Cup and a Europa League title during his second stint with the club. Now, with his deal expiring, he has the chance to make another big move but without the massive transfer fee.

With Real Madrid's interest fading following the departure of Zinedine Zidane and Paris Saint-Germain seemingly not making a move, Juventus have emerged as the favourites to sign Pogba this summer. Several reports from Italy have already suggested that the deal is in place for the 29-year-old to make his return.

Anticipation is certainly growing amongst the Juve fanbase ahead of an announcement of the move, with thousands of fans replying to Pogba's latest Instagram post – a photo of his latest hairstyle, accompanied with the caption: ' You know what time is it' – with messages to the World Cup winner.

The slogan '#POGBACK' which United famously used in their unveiling of Pogba back in 2016 was heavily featured as fans told Pogba it was 'time' to return to the club.

Supporters weren't the only ones getting involved, as former Juventus midfielder and Pogba teammate Claudio Marchisio replied with a winky face, while current defender Danilo tweeted several eye emojis, both of which hinted they know that Pogba is on his way back to Turin. Pogba's barbers, astarbarbers, took it a step further by writing 'pogback' in the replies, along with black and white circles emojis.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri joked at the possibility of Pogba returning to the Serie A club earlier in the week. “He wont be back, he is afraid of challenging me,” he told DAZN “He lost playing with foot and hands. Thats why he left.

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