Paul Pogba’s response when asked why he returned to Man United
The new Manchester United signing lifts the lid on his decision to return to Old Trafford this summer
Paul Pogba says he feels like he has returned home following his world-record transfer to Manchester United.
The France midfielder completed a much-anticipated move back to Old Trafford last week as Jose Mourinho finally sealed his fourth signing of the summer transfer window.
Pogba was sold to Serie A champions Juventus in an £800,000 deal from United in 2012 after the 23-year-old failed to secure a regular starting spot in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
The midfielder went on to become one of the world’s most-exciting prospects after winning four successive Serie A titles with Juventus as well as finishing as a Champions League runner-up.
Speaking to MUTV in the video below ahead of his second United ahead of Friday night’s clash against Southampton, Pogba described the emotions surrounding his return to the 20-time English champions this month.
“I came back because I wanted to,” Pogba said.
“Manchester United showed me that they wanted me back. We can do a lot of things and we have a good team that wants to win the league again. It has been four years.
“It was the right time to come back.”
Pogba added: “I grew up here. For me, it is like my house here. I used to come back here and I felt normal. I felt like I came back home.”
Pogba scored eight goals and made 12 assists in 35 Serie A appearances for Juventus last season as he won his fourth successive top-flight crown in Italy.
The Red Devils were 3-1 winners against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last weekend.