Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was all set to block Paul Pogba’s big-money return to the Old Trafford club, according to The Sun.
As per the report, before Van Gaal got prematurely sacked by United, he was adamant on not spending a big amount of money on Pogba, or on any other high-profile player, in fact. Instead, the Dutchman wanted to spend small cash to purchase young and developing starlets.
However, thanks to Van Gaal’s departure, and the subsequent arrival of Jose Mourinho at the Manchester United helm, the Red Devils have spent a total of approximately £150 million in securing the services of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman costing them a record-breaking £89 million.
Eric Bailly is already on his way of becoming a fan favourite amongst the United supporters, after picking up the man of the match awards in United’s Community Shield win over Leicester City, and their Premier League opener against Bournemouth.
Pogba, meanwhile, is yet to feature for the English giants, but he surely will play an integral role for his side this season.
Jose also lured Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Theatre of Dreams, but the Swede, being a free agent, cost the club nothing. And the star striker looks to be a fantastic signing already, as he followed up his Community Shield-winning goal with a fabulous long range strike against Bournemouth on his PL debut.
United fans must surely be delighted with the way things have turned out, because had the club not parted ways with Louis van Gaal, there would have been no big arrivals at Manchester United.