Didier Deschamps: Paul Pogba is great value for money at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

France manager Didier Deschamps insists Paul Pogba has the right mindset to cope with the pressure of becoming the world’s most expensive footballer.

The 23-year-old completed his move back to Man United from Juventus earlier this month for a world-record fee of £89 million.

He played a vital role in Deschamps’ French squad over the summer and helped them reach the Euro 2016 final.

Speaking about Pogba’s price tag, Deschamps claims it’s normal given the industry he is currently working in.

“Transfers are from club to club,” he said.

“There’s a price set by the selling club if a buyer pays it. Today it can be surprising to have sums like that. But nowadays football is always generating more money.

“When you’re talking about a club like Manchester United, in terms of merchandising they’ll quickly recover this transfer fee.

“We always have a tendency to recall the sum paid for a transfer… but knowing Paul I don’t think it’s something that can trouble him.

“Today it’s him. There was another before him and, I don’t know when, but there will be someone else who will be bought for more too.”

Pogba left United as a youngster with plenty of potential, but has returned as one of the best midfielders in the world.

It’s a staggering amount of money to pay for one player but his arrival along with Mourinho’s summer signings will undoubtedly help the Portuguese boss take the club back to their former glory days.

His impact on the squad has already been incredible, despite not scoring on his debut, Pogba injected plenty of quality into our midfield which is exactly what we’ve been missing since Paul Scholes retired.

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