Manchester United has completed the return of Paul Pogba from Italy to Old Trafford for a record-breaking transfer fee. Pogba returns after four seasons with Juventus for a transfer fee of $116.4 million.
Pogba had seven appearances with United during his first stint with the team which all were during the 2011-12 season and three of the appearances in Premier League games. All appearances were second-half substitute appearances and Pogba chose to leave when his contract ended as he could not find his niche with former United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pogba is thrilled to have the opportunity to rejoin United and can’t wait to take the field with his new teammates.
“I am delighted to rejoin United,” said Pogba. “It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho.”
United head coach Jose Mourinho is looking forward to add the 23-year-old midfielder into the mix with the other new waves of transfers.
“Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future,” said Mourinho. “He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is. At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years.”
The opportunity to be in the Premier League and a large role were clearly enticing factors for Pogba to join United. Pogba will join new transfers Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to form a powerful lineup to help United to return to its dominance.
Pogba has a chance to win and perform at one of the highest levels of soccer with plenty of high quality competition. United fans should be excited for the future of the team after the team’s recent moves now being topped off with Pogba.