Gary Neville makes bold claim about Man United and Paul Pogba

Gary Neville says Manchester United supporters haven't felt this confident since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement

Gary Neville has claimed that Paul Pogba’s arrival has restored Manchester United’s confidence after Sunday’s 3-1 win at Bournemouth.

The Red Devils made a winning start under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The signing of Paul Pogba along with Zlatan and Mourinho means that United fans feel the most confident they have since Sir Alex Ferguson left

Gary Neville

Mourinho was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May and signed defender Eric Bailly, Swedish legend Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

However, United’s biggest signing of the summer was Pogba after the Red Devils finally completed a £92m world-record deal to Old Trafford from Serie A champions Juventus.

Former United defender Neville believes the club’s supporters haven’t been this confident since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

“It was a very important win. It sends a message,” Neville said of United’s win on his Sky Sports podcast.

“The city is confident as they have two of the biggest managers in the world. The clubs have spent fantastic money.

“The signing of Paul Pogba along with Zlatan and Mourinho means that United fans feel the most confident they have since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Rooney and Ibrahimovic scoring was good.”

United are on top of the Premier League table following Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Eddie Howe’s Cherries side at Vitality Stadium.

The 20-time English champions have spent over £150m in the summer transfer window as Mourinho looks to put his stamp on United.

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The Red Devils will take on Southampton at Old Trafford in their next Premier League game on Friday night.

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