Andrea Pirlo is rarely an unhappy man, usually he's neither happy nor unhappy in emotionless and effortlessly cool manner, but he has taken exception with The Daily Mail over recent quotes that were attributed to him regarding Paul Pogba.
Apparently, he didn't say that at all.
Pirlo, currently in New York playing for NYCFC who currently sit atop the Eastern Conference of the MLS, has taken to his Instagram account to have a pop at the Daily Mail, posting a 'NO BULLSHIT ZONE' image with the caption:
Just to make it clear, I never gave any interview to the daily mail talking about Pogba and Manchester.
Rather embarrassing for the Daily Mail who attributed several quotes to Pirlo, claiming that the Italian and his teammates were laughing at Manchester United.
On the first day training session Pogba had with Juventus the players were laughing.
We were not laughing for any other reason than we were just in total disbelief that this player with so much obvious ability was able to leave a club the size of Manchester United for free — and I think Juventus are still laughing.
We were walking back to the dressing room after the session and I clearly remember Gianluigi Buffon coming up to me laughing and he just said: "Did they really let him go for free?
We have heard Gigi Buffon publicly state his disbelief that Man United had allowed Pogba to leave before, but Pirlo is adament that he did not give any quotes to the Daily Mail, and since they did not credit any other source in the piece it appears that they were plucked from thin air.
It's all a detatchment from what we're used to seeing from Pirlo's Instagram, which is mainly snaps of him completely bossing his time in America.