Jose Mourinho Key To Making Paul Pogba Settle - Gerard Houllier

Ross Houston
August 14, 2016

Raiola did not respond to requests for comment for this article but posted "THE MAN IS UNITED" on his Twitter feed earlier in the day as the Pogba deal was confirmed.

Pogba left United acrimoniously, which United's then manager Sir Alex Ferguson blamed on the 23-year-old's agent, Mino Raiola, but the world-record deal was possible because not all bridges were burnt with the club. "He has everything", he said.

"They spend an incredible amount of money and, with what the fans are paying, what Sky are paying, we need to be seeing the best players over here rather than watching teams struggle like insane in the Champions League". Watching him as a youngster at United and more so at Juventus, you can see he gets up and down the football pitch. So if he needs protection, I am here to protect.

Manchester United great Andy Cole hailed his former club's acquisition of Paul Pogba, describing the returning Frenchman as the exact type of player the Premier League giants need.

Pogba joined United in 2009 but made only seven substitute appearances before leaving for Italy in 2012 as a 19-year-old, with a tribunal ruling Juventus had to pay 1.5m pound for him.

"It excites me, because for the last three or four years the Premier League hasn't been exciting enough", Neville, who is returning to his role as a Sky Sports pundit, said. "I think it's a reason to be proud with the dimension of a club that can do that and can attract players of this dimension", he said. He looks like a kid who is back to his old school and is finding people that he cares about and people that love him a lot.

"His mother is the only person Paul listens to all the time", a close family friend told AFP during an interview with Pogba's mother, Yeo Moriba, prior to Euro 2016.

Mourinho - who has also signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitarayan and Eric Bailly following his appointment in May - added that he is happy with his squad.

"We don't [didn't] have what I used to call the second midfield player".

Wenger has claimed interest from any English club will cause the valuation of a player to skyrocket.

Though, now under Mourinho, that is likely to change.

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