Paul Pogba sends ‘complicated’ message to Man United fans

The Manchester United record signing admits he had a mixed first season at Old Trafford...

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Pogba has conceded that his first season back at Manchester United was “complicated”.

The France international sealed a return to Old Trafford in a world-record £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus last summer.

Pogba arrived back at Manchester United with a reputation as one of the world’s best midfielders less than four seasons after Sir Alex Ferguson sold the French starlet to Juventus.

However, the 24-year-old struggled to reproduce his electric Serie A performances in the Premier League, which inevitably sparked criticism of his transfer fee.

The versatile midfielder became increasingly influential as the season progressed and Manchester United ended the 2016-17 campaign with three trophies.

Pogba helped the Red Devils to win the Community Shield and the EFL Cup before he scored in a 2-0 win against Dutch side Ajax in the Europa League final.

The world-record signing felt that his performances improved as the season developed and reflected on what was ultimately a good season for Manchester United.

“My first season back here in Manchester was good, but quite complicated,” Pogba told Sky Sports.

“I had to adapt to the English football. I didn’t really have a pre-season, so I had to jump straight in. But the more I trained the better it got.

“With the other players, I felt at ease from the first moment on. It’s true that the results weren’t as positive as we’d wished, but we reached our goals.

“All in all, it was a good season for us.”

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