Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims that the media have provided a “distorted” picture of his time at Juventus following comments he made at an event last week.
The France midfielder is unhappy at how the media has interpreted his comments that he “went on holiday [to Juventus] and just came back”.
Parts of the media have suggested that Pogba’s words were disrespectful to his former club and now the 23-year-old has felt it necessary to respond on his Facebook account.
“Everything can be distorted,” Pogba wrote on social media. “A few days ago I was asked how I feel about the CITY of Manchester and not about clubs.
“One of the reasons why I chose to come to Manchester United is because it’s where I spent my childhood and it feels like going back home.
“Juventus is the most important club of my professional career so far. On the other hand, I am willing to prove more and working for that here.
“I am very grateful and happy for the love, trust and opportunity Juventus gave me. They played a crucial role in making me the player I am today.
“In Juventus I developed and learned and I will always be thankful for that.
“I do not like or accept that my words are wrongly interpreted so let me be clear: Juventus has a special place in my heart, the tifosi, the club and the city. They made me feel home, always supported me and are fantastic.
“At the same time, Manchester United is my childhood home and the club always had a special place in my heart. I will do my best to be successful here, make my club and fans proud of me and make my dreams come true.
“I am a positive person.
“Negative things are interpretations of negative people who clearly do not know who I am or what I am made of.”