Paul Pogba has revealed the reasons behind why he rejoined Manchester United, claiming the club was like his “house.”
The Frenchman came to Old Trafford in 2009 and instantly impressed in the youth side, only to be sold by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012 after a disagreement. He went on to win four league titles with Juventus, cementing himself as one of the finest midfielders in the world.
But after four years at the Old Lady, Jose Mourinho has managed to lure the 23-year-old back to Man United, shelling out a world-record £89m to secure his signature.
Speaking ahead of his (second) United debut against Southampton, Pogba explained why he decided to return.
“I came back because I wanted to and Manchester United showed me that they wanted me back,” he said.
“It’s the right time to come back, with a big manager, top players and a new team too.”
“I came when I was 16. I really grew up here – like my driving license & everything. So for me it is like staying in my house here.”
“I am happy to come back and wear this shirt again.”
Upon walking through the doors at Carrington, some players simply freeze. Pogba, on the other hand, has arrived in Manchester with a palpable level of enthusiasm. He may be the world’s most expensive player, but this man feels no pressure.
There always existed a tangible feeling of fate when it came to United’s relationship with Pogba. It was as if United fans – who vehemently opposed Sir Alex’s decision – hadn’t fully let Pogba go, and Pogba – who didn’t want to leave the club in the first place – hadn’t fully let United go.
He left as a confidence sapped teenager; he returns as a world-beater. Old Trafford awaits in anticipation to welcome back their latest superhero.