A boy that grew on the very grass of the Carrington training complex, has returned as a star after staying 4 long years away from the club. In the summer of 2012/13 season, Paul Pogba left his boyhood club, Manchester United, after he didn’t get his chance and was neglected by saying that, “his chance will come” and with a scuffle over it with Sir Alex regarding his game time, he left the club.
A boy who went on a free transfer to Juventus, with his hard-work, dedication and his will to be the best in the world really made him the best in the world.
He won 4 Scudetto’s, 2 Coppa Italia Cups, 2 Supercoppa’s and Champions League runner up. He was named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2015, and also named in UEFA team of the year 2015.
In a month long transfer saga, and with the world record transfer fee of €105m being paid, Paul Pogba’s return to United tells you all about his potential and his growth to be the star that he is today.
According to Italian media outlet Gazzetta Della Sport, Pogba rejected a €90m move to the Stamford Bridge last season while Mourinho was in charge.
In his first interview with United, Pogba said — ‘There are no words to be honest, there are no words. I just came back to Carrington, it was like I just came back home.
‘It looks like I went for a holiday and I’ve come back home. I’m happy and I see everyone, the same people, just a great feeling to be honest.’
‘I think it is destiny. First my mum told me I would come back here. I told her, you never know, we’ll see.
‘For myself it’s a big challenge to come back to where I come from, to where I grew up and where I started. I didn’t finish what I started here, so I think I came to finish everything.’
Manchester United manager José Mourinho is a big admirer of the 23 year old Frenchman, he said “When I see Pogba at the training ground with people he knows since he was a kid. He doesn’t look like a star.”
“Pogba looks like a kid who is back to his old school and is finding people that he cares about & people that love him a lot.”
I know some people think that Paul arrives and the first time he touches the ball, he scores, but I’m here to protect him.”
With Mourinho, Zlatan and Pogba amidst them, Manchester United have that winning attitude driving them for which they’re known for, as the club and Pogba himself aims for winning trophies, who said – “This club is created to win titles, to win things, to win big things. I just focus on this and that’s it. I’m just ready to go and work on that and just kill it.”
With so much of money and expectations laden over his transfer, Pogba’s every touch on the field will be judged by the fans and the critics and it’ll be astounding to see how the 23 year old deals with it, but if we go by his past, it doesn’t look like it’ll bother his game a lot, who has real belief in himself and his abilities.