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Pogba a 'huge loss' for Manchester United - Evra

Created on Oct. 11, 2013 11:26 AM EST

Patrice Evra believes it was a "huge loss" for Manchester United to lose midfielder Paul Pogba to Juventus.

The 20-year-old moved to the Serie A champions in 2012, helping Antonio Conte's side to a second consecutive Scudetto in his debut season. 

A fractious relationship between Pogba and then-United boss Alex Ferguson and high wage demands are believed to have been a contributory factor to his departure. 

However, Evra claims the France international midfielder quickly gained admiration from a number of senior players at Old Trafford. 

"His (Pogba's) talent on the pitch, his aggression, his presence, is very rare,” Evra told TF1.

"He very quickly earned the respect of players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

"It's true that have you have to win over the manager too, but to have won the dressing room like he did (was impressive).

"It was truly a huge loss when he left the club."

Pogba scored five times in 27 games for Juventus last season and has also scored once this campaign, with the Turin club currently third, level on points with Napoli and two behind leaders Roma. 

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