Pogba: I want to be like Pirlo

The youngster has nothing but praise for the veteran midfielder and has voiced his gratitude towards former club Manchester United

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has voiced his admiration for team-mate Andrea Pirlo and says that he learns from the Italy international on a daily basis.

Pogba has formed a formidable partnership with the experienced playmaker in the centre of Juve’s midfield since his arrival in Turin and the France international claims he wants to emulate the 34-year-old at the club.

“Being with Pirlo is just great – you learn every day with him and you just enjoy your football when you see him play,” Pogba told the BBC.

“He’s been a top player for many years now and when you watch him you just want to be like him.”

Pogba joined Juventus on free transfer from Manchester United in 2012 and recently hit out at his former team for showing him a lack of respect while he was at the club.

However, the 21-year-old has now expressed his gratitude towards the Premier League club for preparing him for life among big-name players in Turin.

“I’ve made a great decision coming here from Manchester United,” he said.

“I’m thankful to them every day because that’s where I gained the experience that prepared me for training with big players like Pirlo, [Arturo] Vidal, [Claudio] Marchisio and [Gianluigi] Buffon.

“I’m grateful to United but now I’m at Juventus and I’m happy here.”

Pogba has a contract with the Serie A champions until June 2016.

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