Paul Pogba has said that Manchester United is his ‘home’ and the France international says that his return to Old Trafford is a beautiful story.
The midfielder joined Manchester United‘s famed academy from Le Havre as a fresh-faced 16-year-old but left the club on a free transfer in 2012 after Sir Alex Ferguson refused to be held to ransom by the youngster’s demands for more game time.
He moved to Juventus where he would be an instant hit, winning four Scudetto’s and developing a reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world as well as scoring some absolute YouTube classics.
He of course made his well-publicised £89 million return to United in 2016, and despite some terrific performances, he hasn’t performed well on a consistent basis. That lack of consistency has seen him widely criticised by a number of pundits and fans, with a number suggesting he could leave Old Trafford in one of the upcoming transfer windows.
However, having played against his former club Juventus earlier this week in the Champions League, Pogba has said that he is at home at Old Trafford.
“I developed as a player there (Juve) and I have enormous respect for the club, but now I’m home again. I came through the youth academy here,” the Frenchman told UEFA’s official website.
“I’m home here and it will always be so. I grew up with my teammates and we are all reunited in the senior team, so it’s a beautiful story.
“The career I’ve had and the one I have now, with the return to Manchester, it’s really excellent.”