Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s squad flight home from Turin on Wednesday night because he was kept behind at the Allianz Stadium for drug testing.
The France international arrived back at Manchester Airport an hour after the rest of his teammates and manager Jose Mourinho had landed after he was forced to take a later flight.
The World Cup winner flew back on an United flight which was full of club executives and fans, after he had been randomly selected for the testing at his former club.
It was an emotional night for the midfielder who thanked the Juventus fans for their warm reception and out of respect he didn’t celebrate United’s last minute winner.
At the full-time whistle Pogba applauded the warm reception he had received from the home fans, and refused to rule out a future return to the club.
“Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United,” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia .
“The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome.
“I didn’t celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win.
“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one.
“The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”