Wayne Rooney comments on Man United transfer target Paul Pogba
Wayne Rooney admits that he would love to see Paul Pogba return to Manchester United this summer
Wayne Rooney has admitted that he would like to see Paul Pogba return to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have been relentlessly linked with a bid to sign the midfielder, who left Old Trafford to sign for Juventus back in the summer of 2012.
Pogba played alongside Rooney during his first spell at the Premier League club before he was deemed surplus to requirements by Sir Alex Ferguson and ended up leaving to move to Italy.
And the Manchester United skipper has welcomed talk of Pogba returning to Old Trafford, claiming that it would represent a statement signing for the Red Devils.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Mail, United skipper Rooney said: “I hope he is going to want to return to United and prove he’s a top-class player.
“If he is excited to play for us, we’ll be excited to have him back.
“I’m sure he’ll feel there is unfinished business, and it would be a very big statement by the club if they can make it happen.
“He was one of those players who, when you trained against him, somehow he would just hurt you. A knee in your side, bump into you, I don’t think he meant to do it, but it just happened.
“You didn’t even need to get into a tackle. Just go next to him and you’d find an elbow or some other sharp bit. So, if he comes, I’m looking forward to that again!
“But he had great ability, some of the things he could do, and he’s gone up a level since he left us.”
United finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season and won the FA Cup before opting to sack Louis van Gaal and bring in Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager back in May.