I was not sorry to see Man United lose, claims Pogba

The France starlet took a swipe at his former employers after helping to guide Juventus to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-0 aggregate win

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says he was not disappointed to see Manchester United lose to Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The Red Devils were edged out 3-2 on aggregate by Jose Mourinho’s side after a controversial Nani red card led to a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, and Pogba rubbed further salt into the wound by suggesting he was not sorry to see them depart the competition.

“Did I watch Manchester United yesterday? Of course I did. Was I sorry to see them lose to Real? No,” he told reporters at Juventus Stadium.

A goal apiece from Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella saw the Bianconeri overcome Celtic and book their place in the last eight of the tournament, and Pogba insisted his side are aiming to go all the way this season.

“We are pleased. It was a very difficult game and we played the right way,” the 19-year-old went on. “There is a great confidence within the team and the staff, and we will try to win the Champions League because we are Juve.

“I know the fans always expect me to score, but today it didn’t matter because the most important thing was to win. The game was not as easy as it seemed tonight.

“I just want to play and win, that’s all. The coach believes in me, and I’m glad I came here to play.”

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