Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, has said that world-record signing Paul Pogba, will be a "key part" of the United side for years to come.
The summers biggest transfer saga has finally come to a end, with Pogba's return to United officially confirmed early Tuesday morning.
The Red Devils have smashed the world record fee for the young Frenchman, signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford, and Mourinho shared his delight at the move.
He told manutd.com:“Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future."
He continued: "He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is" and believes "at 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years."
Mourinho concluded: "He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”
Delighted to be back
It is expected that Pogba will be United's fourth, and final signing of the summer, following on Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Pogba left Old Trafford way back in 2012, and has developed into one of the world's best talents in Turin, and the 23-year-old shared his delight at his return to his former club.
Pogba said: “I am delighted to rejoin United" and admitted "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with José Mourinho."
He continued: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends" but "I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford."
Pogba concluded: "I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can’t wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game.”
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