United Sign Paul Pogba


Paul Pogba has completed his move to Manchester United after months of speculation.

The Frenchman returns to Old Trafford four years after leaving for the club for Juventus.

The 23-year-old signs on a five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.

It seemed like easy journalism to link Pogba with a move to United, with nothing more than a rumour labelled to such deal.

However, the interest was concrete, and the move looked likely, certainly after the Euros ended in mid-July, in which Pogba finished as a runner-up, losing out to Portugal in extra time.

Fending off the likes of Real Madrid to seal the signature, Pogba becomes football’s most expensive footballer.

You would have to go back as far as 2000, when Hernan Crespo left Parma for Lazio, when searching for the last time a club other than Real broke the world transfer record.

But even then, that record lasted for just two weeks, as Los Blancos have since broken the record on four occasions.

This is one of many reasons why this transfer is such a coup for United, proving they can compete with the best in terms of the transfer market.

Pogba offers pace, energy, creativity and strength to an area of the field that arguably hasn’t been as strong since the early-00s, with Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Nicky Butt and Juan Veron occupying the centre of the park.

Although the term goalscoring midfielder would be far-fetched, he is certainly a midfielder with a goal in him, scoring 6 in 38 for France and averaging one every 5 games at Juve.

He is no slouch from the dead ball either, and rejoins a squad where he is already familiar with a number of players.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial are international teammates whilst Jesse Lingard was part of the same youth side that won the 2011 FA Youth Cup.

Pogba will also be familiar to his surroundings, both in Manchester and at Carrington, and we look forward to seeing him don the red shirt once more.

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