Paulo Dybala has admitted that he would like to play with former Juventus teammate and current Manchester United star Paul Pogba again in the future.
Dybala spent one season as teammates with Pogba before the Frenchman returned to Man Utd as the world’s most expensive player at the time, and the Argentina international has since inherited the number 10 shirt previously worn by his former companion.
Pogba has been linked with a return back to Juventus, while Dybala has been mentioned as a target for United in the past – and whichever way, the latter hopes he can line up alongside the World Cup winner again in the future.
Showing UEFA.com Pogba’s shirt from United’s 1-0 loss to Juve in 2018 as part of a look at his collection, Dybala said: “I couldn’t overlook a shirt like this, of course. It’s from Manchester, from my friend Paul, whom I admire as a person even more than as a football player.
“I had the chance to share great things with him and hopefully I can repeat that someday.”
It was Dybala’s goal that made the difference on that occasion, and the attacker was keen to highlight how special it was to do it on the Old Trafford turf.
“It was unforgettable playing at a stadium like Old Trafford, one of the most important stadiums in the world. You go in and you feel the atmosphere in the air and you breathe it in.
“They played under [José] Mourinho, one of the most successful managers in history in terms of winning. It wasn’t an easy game. We won 1-0 with a goal I scored, although I was a bit lucky because the ball bounced in front of me very close to the goal.
“To score and to win a game in that way makes it even sweeter, and to be able to swap shirts with your friend is one of the most beautiful things you can do in football.”