Luke Shaw claims the news of Paul Pogba’s impending arrival at Manchester United has been well received in the dressing room.
Man United, after months of speculation, finally confirmed on Sunday the 23-year-old was set to have a medical ahead of a record £89m move.
Pogba came to Old Trafford in 2009 and spent three years impressing in various youth sides, before Sir Alex Ferguson made the unpopular decision to sell him to Juventus.
Despite leaving in gloomy circumstances, Pogba has maintained various relationships with current and former United players. And, as Shaw notes, the United squad is delighted by the news of his return.
“After seeing that there was a good mood around the squad,” he said.
“It is another player to fit in our strong squad. There will be people fighting for places now and that’s what you need at a top club like Man United to push us all on to win more trophies like today.”
Pogba’s presence in the dressing room, alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will undoubtedly invoke a powerful winning mentality into the squad. He is, much like Ibrahimovic and Jose Mourinho, someone who has only encountered success throughout his career, and will demand exactly that from every member of the squad.
If that attitude can percolate through the rest of the squad, Mourinho’s side will form a fierce backbone with a serial demand for domination.