Manchester United’s number one, David De Gea, has revealed he is more than satisfied with the signing of Paul Pogba, the goalkeeper also added the Frenchmen looks and feels like he is at home at Old Trafford. De Gea, who signed a new five-year contract at the club last September after his proposed move to Real Madrid fell through due to it not being completed before the deadline, has said nothing but words of praise regarding United smashing the world’s transfer record to bring the 23-year-old back to Theatre of Dreams. Speaking to MUTV, the 25-year-old shot-stopper has admitted that the whole squad is pleased to see Pogba in a Manchester United shirt again.
“I think he is something special, signing for this club, he played here before and I think he’s home. He feels like this is his home and we are all really, really happy to have him again in Manchester.”
The French midfielder, who signed from Juventus, has settled back into life at Old Trafford extremely well, according to his new teammate.
“He’s now with all his friends again in Manchester, with everyone here, and he looks like he never left the club. He’s really good for the team.”
Following the transfer of Pogba, along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Spaniard now believes the squad has a good mixture of age groups. He also added how impressed he was at the younger squad member’s work ethic.
“I think it’s good to have a mix of young players and experienced players, that’s what we have in the team now and I think it’s really good for the young players. They have done really well, they train very hard and it’s really good to see.”
Pogba has re-joined United on a five-year-deal with an option of a further year for a fee of around £89 million. The midfielder left United at the age of 19 following disagreements regarding his playing time which ultimately led to him refusing to renew his contract, under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, the new man at the helm of the Old Trafford dugouts, Jose Mourinho, has seemingly been a long-term admirer of Pogba, should rumours be believed that he made a failed attempt to take him to his former club Chelsea last summer. I am delighted that the highly rated Frenchman has resigned for Manchester United, in fact, I am still in disbelief that he has actually returned, I’ll be honest, I never expected it to happen at the beginning of the rumour mill, it seemed like it was a pipe dream. I feel that Pogba is the exact type of midfielder we have been missing, he is somebody who will drive forward with the ball and run at defenders with an impressive bit of flair, for somebody of his height.
I can imagine he will be given a free roaming midfield role, a box to box type player who will have an impact in both defence and attack behind the front four but next to our central defensive midfielder. He gives us that extra creative spark and attacking threat, with our additions this summer we should not really be having many problems scoring goals. People are now going to class Pogba as overrated, purely because of his price-tag, but I do not believe that to be the case, admittedly United have paid a ridiculous amount, but that is nothing to do with the player it is also nothing the club can help – that is the type of money you have to pay for the top class players, especially someone who many tips to be a potential future Ballon d’Or winner.
You only have to look down the road to Manchester City who have paid near enough £50 million each for Raheem Sterling and John Stones, respectively – you have to pay a very high amount of money for players deemed as future stars or for players that are already world class talents. For me, I do not care about the price-tag, we knew who we wanted and we paid what it took to get our man – other sides can say what they like, but nobody can deny that Manchester United have signed one of the top 10 midfielders in world football.