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Luis Nani backs Paul Pogba to succeed at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United winger Luis Nani has backed Paul Pogba to succeed at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has made a quiet start to life under Jose Mourinho after signing for a world record £89m fee last month, occasionally looking uncomfortable in defensive midfield.

However, despite his unconvincing start, Nani – a former teammate of Pogba – believes the 23-year-old will realise his potential at Man United.

“A lot of clubs wanted him, there were rumours that other clubs would get him,” Nani said.

“When he went back I was happy. He knows the club well and will be a star at the club.”

Rested in midweek, Pogba goes into Saturday’s clash with Leicester City in prime condition. And following Michael Carrick‘s sensational performance against Northampton, United fans could finally see the two playing together.

The Englishman’s assurance and calmness on the ball, dictating proceedings from deep, is exactly what Pogba needs in order to flourish under Mourinho: a reliable lynchpin, always there to recycle the ball, and in turn give the Frenchman license to burst forward and act as the catalyst for attacking movements.

That is, after all, exactly why Mourinho broke the world transfer record for Pogba: to inflict damage on opponents through the Frenchman’s sheer aggression and power – coupled with a sensational passing range – in midfield

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