After just one win in their opening three European fixtures, United play
Ahead of United’s return clash against the Italian champions, Pogba said Turin felt like ‘home’ to him – and a quick embrace with assistant boss Ricardo Formosinho while grinning from ear to ear certainly appeared to show that the Frenchman is relishing the prospect of heading back.
Paul Pogba high-fives assistant coach Ricardo Formosinho as Manchester United train
The France World Cup winner looked calm and focused ahead of United’s trip to Juventus
Mourinho will want to get United’s European campaign finally up and running against Juve
Romelu Lukaku did not train on Tuesday, which could see Alexis Sanchez start up front again
WHO IS RICARDO FORMOSINHO?
Ricardo Formosinho was pictured high-fiving Paul Pogba in training on Tuesday.
He is one of Jose Mourinho’s trust lieutenants and a scout at United.
The former midfielder played all of his career in Portugal before moving into management.
Since 1990, he has had 21 stints as a coach.
He was part of Mourinho’s coaching staff at Porto in 2003-04 and, after being relieved of his duties as Kuala Lumpur boss, teamed up with his old friend again in 2016.
He has been at United ever since.
Pogba moved to Juventus from United back in 2012 and enjoyed four successful seasons there before returning to Old Trafford.
Ahead of the showdown in
There was, however, no Romelu Lukaku after the striker was omitted from the squad which won over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Chile forward Sanchez feels the cold as United warm-up on a frosty Manchester morning
David de Gea and Sanchez share a joke in training while Marouane Fellaini (back) hopes to play
United midfielder Fred wraps up warm as he displays fleetness of foot in Tuesday’s training
Nemanja Matic grabs a Champions League ball and runs to the huddle with the rest of the team
Alexis Sanchez, who earned praise for leading the line, was involved the session, as were long-term absentees Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia.
United lost their last Champions League outing to Juve 1-0 owing to a Paulo Dybala goal.
Other results in Group H, however, meant the Premier League outfit stayed in second place in the group. But another loss this week could spell serious trouble for Mourinho’s side.
They will be buoyed, however, by Saturday’s result against Bournemouth. After falling behind on the south coast, United showed grit and resolve to come from behind to claim all three points.
The same resoluteness, if not a whole lot more, will be required when they step into Juventus’s back yard, however.
Mourinho watches over his players as final preparations are made ahead of Juventus
United’s camp certainly had a relaxed atmosphere ahead of the huge clash in Turin