Manchester United recruited Paul Pogba to their youth academy from Le Havre way back in 2009.
The Frenchman was highly-rated by the club but managed just a handful of substitute appearances for the first-team before leaving for Juventus in 2012.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who was manager at the time, said of the move: “Pogba signed for Juventus a long time ago as far as we’re aware. Which is disappointing.
“I don’t think he showed us any respect at all so, to be honest, I’m quite happy.”
Fast forward four years to 2016 and, with Jose Mourinho at the helm, Pogba returned to Old Trafford after a successful spell with the Italian giants.
United take on Juventus tonight in a crunch Champions League clash and all eyes will be on the 25-year-old as he returns to Turin for the first time since his departure.
Pogba’s future at United has been the subject of intense speculation over the past few months amid reports of a falling out with Mourinho, but the Frenchman allayed any talk of an exit and insisted he remains happy at Old Trafford.
“I was really happy to come back to Manchester United, wearing this shirt, playing for this team because it is a big club,” Pogba said.
“Obviously when you are playing in a big club like that there is always talk about this club and we know anything can go on.
“But on the pitch, always happy, always with a smile, fighting for my team-mates, fighting for my team, fighting for my club, fighting for the fans.
“That’s all I do and, yes, I am really happy to do that.”
Pogba joined United from Juventus for £89million in 2016 – a world record deal at the time.
He signed a five-year deal with the club worth a reported £290,000 per week.
What is Paul Pogba’s net worth?
Like many top sports stars, Pogba’s income is heavily supplemented through commercial deals and endorsements.
According to Forbes, his net worth is in the region of £23.2m ($29.5m), which puts him at No 52 on the list for the world’s highest paid athletes in 2018.
In 2016, Pogba signed a 10-year sponsorship contract with Adidas reported to be worth £31m.
Juventus vs Man Utd – how to watch
The Champions League clash will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK and Ireland.
Pre-match coverage gets underway at 7pm GMT, ahead of kick-off at 8pm.
Existing customers will also be able to stream the action via the BT Sport app and the company’s own website.
However, EE mobile customers will be able to stream matches for free, thanks to a subscription plan recently announced by the network.
The company said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet.
“Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!”