Paul Pogba finally completed his return to Manchester United yesterday.
And if you readers were as dik of this story as the Daily Voice was, you’re not alone – the 23-year-old was just as gatvol.
After completing his world-record £89m transfer from Juventus, the France superstar vented his frustration.
He tells Juve fans: “This transfer took so long because it was a huge decision and involved lots of thinking and work.
“The wait was as annoying to me as it was to you.
“To all supporters who wrote on my pages about transfer rumours, I have read you all and thank you for the passionate messages. My apologies for not responding before, by law I could not talk.”
Pogba now rejoins the club he left as a 19-year-old in 2012 for a compensation fee of just £800 000.
And he is looking forward to working with coach José Mourinho.
He says: “I am delighted to rejoin United. It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to |working with (manager) José Mourinho.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends. But I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford.
“I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can’t wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game.”
Pogba is the latest of José’s new signings, following defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the Portuguese coach revamps the under-performing squad he inherited from Louis van Gaal.
And José says: “Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future.
“He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game |better than many players much older than he is.
“At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years. He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club...”
Pogba Career Highlights
- Came through Le Havre’s youth system and joined Manchester United’s academy in October 2009 on a three-year contract.
- Promoted to the first-team squad by manager Alex Ferguson in February 2011 and made debut as a substitute in a 3-0 League Cup win over Leeds United in September.
- Joined Italian club Juventus in July 2012 on a four-year contract.
- Won four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies.
- Helped Juventus reach the Champions League final in 2015 where they were defeated by Barcelona.
- Captained France’s U20s to World Cup victory in 2013.
- Made senior international debut in 2014 World Cup qualifier against Georgia in March 2013.
- Scored first senior goal for country in another qualifier against Belarus in September.
- Named best Young Player of 2014 World Cup.
- Helped France to Euro 2016 final.