Paul Pogba’s announcement brought about a lot of relief, but not from Manchester United fans, who were delighted to finally have their man. No, it was from all the non-Red Devils supporters who let out a collective sigh of relief: ‘Thank God that’s over’.
Now that the fanfare has come to an end, and Stormzy has been silenced – at least until the January transfer window opens – the attention on the former Juventus midfielder will now be all about the football and how he performs for Jose Mourinho’s side.
We will all be setting our targets for the French international. Some of us suggesting double figures for goals and assists is enough to deem him a success. Whereas, Manchester City and Liverpool fans will only begrudgingly accept Pogba as value for money if he secures world peace.
For us at CLICKON, though, we appreciate that it takes a while for a player to settle in, so we aren’t demanding instant results from Pogba. Instead, we will accept the 23-year-old as money well-spent if he manages to avoid being nutmegged and mugged off by Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel, again…
— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) August 12, 2016