Paul Pogba: Manchester United was my ‘first family’

by Leo Nieboer


Paul Pogba has admitted he still sees Manchester United as his ‘first family’ and refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford this summer.

Man United have tabled a world-record £100m bid for the midfielder in an attempt to lure him back to Manchester, with many reports insisting a deal has been agreed.

The 23-year-old left United back in 2012 after a disagreement with Sir Alex Ferguson, much to the frustration of supporters.

However, despite leaving the club on negative terms, Pogba insisted he still regards United with fondness.

“Manchester United was my first family,” said Pogba.

“If [Jose] Mourinho called? I don’t know what will happen.”


Sir Alex’s decision to offload Pogba was greeted with almost universal disapproval from United fans. It was evident that the Frenchman was slightly different, and special: his superb technical ability belied his immense physique, and his serial winning mentality seemed like the perfect ingredient for United’s midfield.

Rio Ferdinand recently revealed that such a feeling was prevalent amongst players as well, recalling the squad’s shock at seeing him leave, labelling it as a “massive mistake.”

With all of this in mind, it would be no surprise if Pogba felt as if he had some unfinished business at Old Trafford.

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