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Conte plays down Manchester United's Pogba threat

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The big reunion that everyone's focused on for Sunday is Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge for only the second time ever as a non-Chelsea manager.  But we will also witness a reunion between current Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte and a player he helped develop into the world's most expensive player of all time.

We're talking about Paul Pogba of course, who, after his record-setting €105m (+€5m in bonuses) move in the summer transfer window, has largely failed to live up to the hype that had made him the most coveted young midfielder in the world for the past few seasons.  The season and his United career are both just in their infancy, so while it's easy to get ahead of ourselves, it's important to remember that there's plenty of time for greatness to arrive

For now however, the focus is on the team, as a whole.

"[Pogba] was born in England, in terms of the football aspect. I remember when we took him from Manchester United. A fantastic player. A great player. He deserves [everything]. For him, to come back in Manchester United was his dream. I wish for him the best, but only after the game on Sunday."

"We must pay attention to the whole team of Manchester United. In their team there are a lot of great players. One of these is, for sure, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. A player I consider a fantastic player. But there are many, many players. We must pay attention, the whole team, together to their type of play and to find the right solution when we have the ball, and when we are without the ball."

-Antonio Conte; source: ESPN

On the right solutions, everything will depend.