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Paul Pogba explains why he decided to return to Manchester United

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Paul Pogba has revealed why he decided to re-sign for Manchester United in his first televised interview with the club’s official TV channel, MUTV.

The France international, who returns to Old Trafford for a world record £89 million fee, has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League giants, with the option to extend for a further year.

Pogba returns four years after leaving United in search of regular first-team football at Juventus.


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Asked why he decided to come back to United, the 23-year-old told MUTV: "I think it's destiny, I would say it's destiny.

"First my mum told me I would come back here and I told her, 'You never know, you'll see.' For myself as well it's a big challenge too, just to come back to where I came from, where I grew up, where I started.

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"I didn't finish what I started here so I think I came here to finish it."

Video: Pogba's first televised interview

Watch the rest of his first interview with MUTV here…


Pogba re-joins the Red Devils, four years after leaving Old Trafford after becoming disillusioned following a lack of first-team football under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Juventus, under the management of Antonio Conte, offered Pogba the chance to fulfil his immense potential in Turin. It was an opportunity the talented young Frenchman grasped with both hands.

During his four years in Italy, Pogba won the Serie A title at the end of every season. He also lifted the Coppa Italia twice and helped the Old Lady reach the Champions League final in 2014-15.

Juventus FC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A

Furthermore, he established his status as one of the best players on the planet - not to mention the world’s most sought-after central midfielder.

Pogba, who scored eight goals and registered 12 assists in 33 Serie A appearances for Juventus last term, will be expected to hit the ground running due to his astronomical transfer fee.

First time United have broken world transfer record

This is the first time United have ever broken the world transfer record and Jose Mourinho could hand the France international his second debut for the Red Devils against Bournemouth this Sunday.

Pogba becomes Mourinho’s fourth signing as United manager following the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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