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.