Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, has admitted that he was happy when Neymar moved to PSG, and became the world most expensive player ever this summer.
In a interview featured in the London Evening Standard, the France international stated:
“The player with the biggest price tag is more expensive now, so people don’t think about me, they don’t care about me. It is good. Me, I just care about football.
“I don’t think about the transfer because it is not me. That was between the clubs. The Neymar deal is special for me because it means journalists are not looking at the price any more.
They are more looking at my performance on the pitch. That’s what matters. This season, there is less pressure for me and I can focus even more on my football.
To be honest, I am not someone who looks at a lot of journalists’ stuff, but I am always hearing the same stuff. You don’t want to see it but you see it. But now not being the player with the price tag helps me, it helps me a lot to focus on the field and nothing else.”
Pogba, did at times look a little but weighed down by the pressure of being the worlds most expensive player ever last season, and was widely criticised at times.
This season, despite missing almost three months with a serious hamstring injury, he has been in excellent form and he looks ready to push on an fulfil his world-class potential.
The 24-year-old has formed a excellent partnership in central midfield for United with Nemanja Matic, with both player complimenting the other beautifully.
United take on Arsenal later today in what is a crunch fixture at the top of the Premier League. Jose Mourinho will be hoping that Pogba is at his very best, and has a major impact on the game.