Pogba: I'll be a better player and person under Mourinho

Ross Houston
August 10, 2016

United did not confirm the fee paid when announcing the deal.

The French midfielder has returned to Old Trafford for a world record £89m deal + add ons and signed a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old said conversations with worldwide colleague Raphael Varane and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata - who was on loan at Juventus last season - left him in no doubt Mourinho is the right man to help his career flourish. "This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game".

United have not challenged strongly for the Premier League title since Ferguson led them to the trophy in 2013 before ending his glittering 26-year reign as manager at Old Trafford.

"Man United need to build around a group of young, hungry players like [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, and Pogba is the one to lead that group from the front - the only way he would want it".


Pogba is the fourth signing made by Mourinho since he replaced Louis van Gaal as manager in May, following the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. "He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is".

Manager Jose Mourinho said the France worldwide could be "the heart of the club" for the next decade.

"Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini".

In a series of messages to Juventus supporters on social media, Pogba said: "Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters". He joined the Bianconeri from United in 2012.

The reported fee does not include agent's fees.


United brought the long-running transfer saga to an end in the early hours of the morning UK time. "I'm sure he can make me improve, make me a better player and a better person".

"I think they have been crying out for that".

With the record breaking move confirmed, the bookmakers are expecting another rush of support for the team that were 7/1 (8.0) when the market was originally formed but are now the best backed side during pre-season.

English clubs have endured a disappointing period in European football over recent years, with Chelsea the only club to win the Champions League since United's 2008 success.

"When we sign one midfield player that crucial work will be done".


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