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Buffon: United were 'blind'

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says Manchester United must have been 'blind' not to see the talent they had in Paul Pogba.

Pogba has emerged as one of the best young players in world football after deciding to quit Old Trafford in 2012.

Pogba came through the youth ranks at United, but was only on the fringes of the first team when he opted to leave when his contract expired and join Juve.

The 21-year-old has gone on to become a key figure in Juve's side and helped them to the Serie A title last season.

He is also now a full France international and is set to play a leading role for Didier Deschamps' side at the World Cup finals.

United have even been linked with a bid to re-sign Pogba, whilst the likes of Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid are also said to be keen.

Juve are desperate for him to remain in Turin and team-mate Buffon admits he cannot understand why Pogba was allowed to leave United in the first place.

"Pogba is one of those players who leaves you speechless," Buffon told TV show Tiki Taka.

"When he came we didn't know him but after only three or four training sessions we were impressed by his enormous qualities.

"My team-mates and me looked at each other as to say 'Are they blind in Manchester?' (to let him go away)."