Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has lauded the signing of Paul Pogba, stating that landing his signature sends out a “clear message” to other teams.
Pogba endeared himself to supporters after coming to Old Trafford in 2009 as a youngster, with many predicting a long and successful future for the youngster. He was ultimately sold to Juventus in 2012 without receiving a chance to excel in the first team, and went on to encounter uninterrupted success in Italy.
However, much to the delight of supporters, Pogba has re-joined Man United after it was announced officially on Sunday.
Yorke, speaking on Talk Sport earlier today, claimed Pogba’s capture signals a huge statement of intent from Mourinho and Co.
“What United are doing is sending out a clear message in terms of the status of the club, where we are and who we are, and what we represent around the world,” he said.
“That is for everybody to look up to, including the big boys in Madrid. They have been the big spenders over the years in terms of breaking the record and United have eclipsed that. That is wonderful to see.”
It is a strong testament to United’s inestimably gigantic stature that they can lure in the world’s biggest midfield superstar without the attraction of Champions League football, especially with Real Madrid also expressing keen interest.
Pogba’s arrival, alongside monumentally empowering United’s attack, sends an emphatic message to those who claim that United are no longer a big club in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.
Under van Gaal, United could have slowly descended into anonymity. But with Mourinho – alongside a series of illustrious signings – now at the club, rival supporters ought to be concerned. United are back.