Pogba happy to be "back home" after world-record return to Manchester United

The French midfielder said he's relieved the transfer has finally come to completion after returning to Old Trafford.

Pogba happy to be "back home" after world-record return to Manchester United
Above: Paul Pogba unveiling his number after his return to Manchester United | Photo: Twitter/Man Utd

World-record signing Paul Pogba has said that he is happy to be "back home" after confirming his return to Manchester United.

Making his way back to the Red Devils

The summer's longest transfer saga finally came to a close early Tuesday morning, after Manchester United confirmed Pogba's return for what it is expected to be a world-record fee.

The Frenchman has signed a five-year contract at the club, which he left for Juventus back in 2012, and Pogba shared his delight at returning back to his former club.

He told MUTV that he feels "like I went for a holiday and now I've come back home and I'm happy. I think it's destiny. I would say it's destiny. First, my mum told me I would come back here."

He continued: "I said 'You never know, we'll see', and also it is a big challenge for me to come back here." Pogba concluded: "I started here and I came back to finish the job."

Above: Luke Shaw in action during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Leicester City | Photo: BPI/Ben Queenborough
Above: Luke Shaw in action during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Leicester City | Photo: BPI/Ben Queenborough

Lifting the team spirits

The team news has come off the back of Jose Mourinho's first trophy in his United era, with goals from Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimovic securing the Community Shield with a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

The news of Pogba flying over for his medical at Carrington was confirmed before the game at Wembley, and full-back Luke Shaw said that the news lifted the whole squad.

Shaw said: "After seeing [the new Pogba news] there was a good mood around the squad" and believes "it is another player to fit in our strong squad, there'll be people fighting for places now and that's what you need at a top club like Man United to push us all on to win more trophies."

Manchester United will take on AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court on Sunday, August 14 with kick-off at 1:30pm BST.