Paul Pogba makes starting XI for first time in 390 DAYS as Juventus include ex-Man Utd star from the off against Cremonese

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Paul Pogba has made a starting XI for the first time in 390 days, with Juventus including him from the off in Sunday's home date with Cremonese.
  • Frenchman has struggled with injury
  • Returned to Turin in summer of 2022
  • Hoping to rediscover a lost spark

WHAT HAPPENED? Said outing is Pogbaโ€™s first as a starter for the Bianconeri, with a testing return to Turin for the Frenchman seeing him suffer a serious knee injury shortly after his arrival from Manchester United as a free agent. Pogba has worked his way back to form and fitness, allowing him to start a competitive fixture for club or country after a wait of over a year.

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JUVE STARTING XI IN FULL: Perin, Danilo, Bremer, Gatti, Cuadrado, Paredes, Rabiot, Fagioli, Pogba, Chiesa, Vlahovic

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Pogbaโ€™s last start of any kind came for United in a Premier League meeting with Liverpool on April 19, 2022 โ€“ with the World Cup winner lasting just 10 minutes in that contest before being forced off.

WHAT NEXT? Pogba impressed Massimiliano Allegri with his cameo off the bench in a Europa League semi-final clash with Sevilla on Thursday and he will now give the enigmatic 30-year-old an opportunity to add to the nine appearances and 137 minutes of football that he has taken in this term.

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