Saturday 24 March 2018

Pogba: I'm back to finish what I started

Paul Pogba has vowed to 'kill it' at Manchester United. Photo: Reuters
Paul Pogba has vowed to 'kill it' at Manchester United. Photo: Reuters

James Ducker

Paul Pogba has vowed to "kill it" at Manchester United by sending the club back to the summit of English and European football. The world's most expensive footballer added that it was his "destiny" to return to Old Trafford after an extended "holiday" at Juventus.

While United manager Jose Mourinho hailed his £89m signing as a player who has "everything", the France midfielder said he had fulfilled his mother Yeo Moriba's premonition by "coming back home" four years after leaving United for Turin. Pogba (above) left United acrimoniously, which Alex Ferguson blamed on the 23-year-old's agent, Mino Raiola, but the world-record deal was possible because not all bridges were burnt with the club.

Pogba likened his career in Italy, where he won four Serie A titles, to a holiday before an inevitable return.

"There's no words," said Pogba (left), who will wear the No 6 shirt. "I just came back to Carrington (United's training ground). It was like I'd just come back home. I just went for a holiday - looks like I went for a holiday. I've come back home, I'm happy and I see everyone, the same people. It's just a great feeling.

"It's destiny. First my mum told me I would come back here and I told her, 'You never know, you'll see.' It's a big challenge, just to come back to where I came from, where I grew up, where I started.

"I didn't finish what I started here so I think I came here to finish it."

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