Juventus boss Maximiliano Allegri has slammed Manchester United transfer target Paulo Dybala for believing he’s the ‘new Messi’
The 28-year-old is currently a free agent after bringing an end to a seven-year spell with the Old Lady, notching up 115 goals and 48 assists for the club
However, the Argentina international drew criticism from former manager Allegri for attitude issues during his time at the club.
Speaking to DAZN, Allegri said: “Paulo needs to go back to being himself. There was a time where he got all carried out by those who labeled him as ‘the new Messi’“
“A player can’t go around trying to play, to think, or to be like someone else.”
Despite criticizing Dybala’s attitude, Allegri hailed the Argentine international for what he brings to a team on the pitch.
“He still has lots to give because he has an extraordinary technical ability, he is a wonderful player.”
Meanwhile, Dybala has claimed he will like to play in the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United.
Quizzed on his future plans, Dybala told ESPN: “I am quite calm, the people who work with me are taking care of things.
“In Italy, I am very comfortable. I would still like to know other leagues like Premier, and Liga, but I’m happy in Italy. I’ve been there for 10 years, I know the tournament and now they treat me as if I were Italian.
“I am focused on the national team, I have to think with a calm head for my future. I have not decided anything, my agent thinks about it, I have to think about Argentina.”