Manchester United Push For Pogba’s Return

Manchester United are said to be pushing for the signature of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 4 years after he left the club.

Not only are United pushing for the signing of the Frenchman, but they are said to be in the lead – according to Spanish news reports.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been conducting talks with the Red Devils over a potential transfer. Madrid-based Sports Daily AS also report that United are prepared to pay as much as €120 million to regain the services of the French international.

It is believed that Manchester Untied are top runners in the race for the 24-year-old’s signature because of their new boss – Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager has a huge influence on players, and has a massive attractive power – which he used to convince David de Gea to call off his Madrid move.

Jose Mourinho may be able to convince Paul Pogba to return back to United, detouring him from possible moves to Real Madrid, Arsenal, and also Chelsea.

Mino Raiola, who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is said to be in advanced talks with Manchester United – over transfer of all three players.

Paul Pogba had opted for a transfer to Juventus in 2012 after the then United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, failed to give the youngster a fair chance to prove himself in the first team.

Also See:

Juventus Ready To Cash In On Paul Pogba Amidst Interest From Several European Powerhouses

Manchester United’s U21 head coach, Warren Joyce, still has fond memories of Pogba – he recalled the sort of pressure exposed to Pogba during his time at United:

“We had won the league, the playoffs, and the Lancashire Cup and then we are going to play the Manchester Senior Cup at the Etihad three days after City had won the league with the Aguero goal.

“I was telling them you don’t go here today and not battle. No matter what happens we don’t give up I kept telling them.

“We were warming up and the Aguero goal was up on the big screen. City went to town. It was the full Monty. It was a real pressure situation for our young lads. You need them to have that kind of experiences. You cannot recreate them. They are occasions that help tick boxes.

“You go through it, learn from it and deal with it. You cannot buy that kind of experience for a young player.

“We went there and won 2-0 to win the trophy. It was a great moment. Paul Pogba still talks about the experience. I am sure it helped players like him along the way. Jesse Lingard (United’s FA Cup final match-winner last month) also experienced it that night.”

Jose Mourinho will certainly want to have Pogba join his squad to tighten up the midfield, but Pogba may still be unwilling to rejoin the club that never gave him a fair chance.


Leave a Comment