- Paul Pogba says he looked up to Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick growing up
- The Frenchman left United for Juventus but returned in a £89m deal last summer
- Pogba says it was a dream come true for him to replace Scholes in his testimonial
Paul Pogba has revealed that he was mentored by Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick while growing up during his time at Manchester United.
Scholes and Carrick played together in midfield for eight seasons and the Frenchman revealed how both of them have made him become the footballer that he is.
“I've learned from Paul Scholes and Michael,” Pogba told the United programme. “I'm still learning from Michael. He is an example for me and I always look at him in training.
“I listen to his advice - every time, before a game, he comes to talk to me and he will ask me things and keep me calm.
“To be honest, he is a mentor to me and someone I look up to.”
Pogba replaced Scholes when the Englishman was retiring for the first time in 2011 and called it a dream come true for him to replace Scholes in his testimonial against the New York Cosmos.
“Scholesy may not be here anymore but when I was younger I was looking at him a lot as a midfielder,” Pogba added.
“To come on for him in his testimonial as a young player was a dream come true.”
The Frenchman is currently sidelined for an undetermined amount of time with a hamstring injury.
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