Paul Pogba MISSED Manchester United team’s flight home after Champions League win at Juventus

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PAUL POGBA missed Manchester United’s flight home after victory over his old club Juventus last night.


Thursday January 01, 1970

The French midfielder and his team-mates produced a stunning comeback in Turin with Juan Mata’s free-kick and a last-ditch Alex Sandro own goal securing a famous win.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Paul Pogba missed Manchester United's flight home from Turin last night
Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s flight home from Turin last night
Eamonn and James Clarke
The club-record signing travelled home separately from the rest of the squad after he was pulled in a for post-match drugs test
The club-record signing travelled home separately from the rest of the squad after he was pulled in a for post-match drugs test
Eamonn and James Clarke

The French midfielder arrived home an hour later than the rest of the Red Devils
The French midfielder arrived home an hour later than the rest of the Red Devils
Eamonn and James Clarke

But as the United squad landed at Manchester Airport in the early hours there was one noticeable absence.

And that was when it emerged 25-year-old Pogba was unable to celebrate the triumph on-board the club plane back after his was pulled in for a post-match drugs test.

Instead he had to wait until an hour later for touch down after the United flight took off without him while he provide a sample for Uefa officials at the Juventus Stadium following the Champions League showdown.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Luckily an official United executive and fan flight was on hand to transport Pogba to the North West.

Paul Pogba was travelled backon a flight with club execs and supporters
Paul Pogba was travelled back on a flight with club execs and supporters
Eamonn and James Clarke

The midfielder helped United to a 2-1 victory on his return to old club Juventus
The midfielder helped United to a 2-1 victory on his return to old club Juventus
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Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho share a handshake after arriving back at Manchester Airport
Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho share a handshake after arriving back at Manchester Airport
Eamonn and James Clarke

Governing body Uefa select players from both teams to provide random urine samples for anti-doping controls after each game.

Despite being without their club-record signing, at least Jose Mourinho and the rest of his squad arrived home in good spirits.


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And he even got a pat on the back from vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward after landing as the two shared a handshake before departing in to the night.

Now United’s focus turns back to the Premier League as they look to make it four wins on the bounce in the Manchester derby at City on Sunday.