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Recording breaking transfer for Manchester United new boy Pogba

 
 Football News 24/
 
After completing hid world-record £89million transfer to Manchester United, Paul Pogba said "the time is right to go back to Old Trafford".

Having left United for Juventus for £1.5m in 2012, the 23-year-old midfielder returns after four years away.

Pogba, who signed a five-year deal, added: "This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to."

Manager Jose Mourinho said the France inter­national could be "the heart of the club" for the next decade.

United will pay the Italian champions 105m euros for Pogba, plus 5m euros (£4.5m) in performance-related bonuses and other costs, including 5m euros if Pogba signs a new contract.

It surpasses the past £85m transfer fee that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for the Wales forward Gareth Bale in 2013.

The announcement was made by United on Tuesday, with Manchester United posting a video showing the player - with a red devil marked into his hair - emerging from the shadows.


Just how good is Pogba?

◾Former France striker Thierry Henry believes he can go on to become "one of the best in history" while fellow World Cup winner Patrick Vieira described him as an "extra­or­dinary player" and said it was a "mistake" for Manchester City not to sign him from United
◾Ryan Giggs, United legend said Pogba "has got everything"
◾France legend Zinedine Zidane thinks Pogba is a "complete player"
◾Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said in May 2015 that Pogba "needs to stop showboating in midfield" and that he makes "avoidable" mistakes
◾Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims Pogba is in a "maturing period" and will not find his best form until the age of 26
◾Former England striker Gary Lineker said during Euro 2016 if he was "the world's most overrated player"
◾Ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes had questioned Pogba's £89m valuation, saying he was "nowhere worth that kind of money yet"

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