Paul Pogba is back in the biggest media circus the football world has ever seen – until next week, when China declares a national bank holiday for the signing of Gabriel Agbonlahor… or something like that.
The announcement of Pogba’s return to Old Trafford, a place he said he’d never go back to, has been so drawn out, that, despite all the fanfare around it, the overall reaction was:
But that doesn’t take away from the former Juventus midfielder as a player; he’s class and exactly what the flagging Red Devils needed.
Don’t agree? Then take a look at what some of the biggest names in the beautiful game have said about the newest world-record signing.
“When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. And Paul Pogba is the man driving that trawler.”
“I stand by my decision to give Ryan Tunnicliffe more game time than Paul. Trust me, Ryan has a big future ahead of him.”
Sir Alex Ferguson
“We nearly signed him.”
“I remember once, it was Paul and myself waiting for the other boys. So I took a ball onto the M25 and hit a tree that was back at our training ground at Manchester. I said to Pogba: “Go on then, your turn”. He hit the Eiffel Tower. Unreal scenes.”
“I’m certain, if I played in the same team as Pogba, I would’ve gone down as a Premier League great. You try being a world-class forward with Steve Guppy assisting you.”
“Fam. Bruv. Mandem. Pogba is da real ting. Preach it. Blessed.”