English Premiership

Pogba says he's returned home

2016-08-09 10:02
Paul Pogba (Getty)

London - Manchester United's record signing Paul Pogba says it felt like coming home, when arriving back at the club from Juventus four years after leaving.

The £89million signing, who finally completed his move from Juventus late on Monday evening, first joined United as a stringy youth in 2011 but left in search of regular game time, having made just three appearances for the senior side.

He was always an exceptional talent and went some way to realising that potential during his time back in Italy where his impressive trophy haul includes four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies, two Super Cup trophies as well as a UEFA Champions League Runners-up medal, while he recently helped France reach the Euro 2016 final.

"There's no words, to be honest, there's no words. I just came back to Carrington. 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 persons. It's just a great feeling, to be honest," he told the club's website.

"First my mum told me I would come back here and I told her, "You never know, you'll see.' For myself as well it's a big challenge too, 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."

Pogba insists there is no pressure being the world's most expensive footballer but will do what he can to try and justify that hefty price tag.

"The thing with me is I only think about the pitch. I want to do great, I want to be one of the best, I want to win titles, I want to achieve things and that's all; that's why I came here, just to do this, to become one of the best and to win titles because I know this club has to win titles," he added.

"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."

Pogba has also expressed his disappointment at losing out on the European Championships where Portugal emerged victorious in an enthralling 1-0 victory at the Stade de France.

"Yeah. Was there a bit of sadness? Of course, because we lost the final at home. But I will say I'm happy. It was a bad thing for a good thing so I'm happy now. I'm back home and it's something crazy, it's really crazy, I cannot explain. I'm very, very happy, the feeling I have in my body. I can't wait to start," he concluded.

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