Manchester United post behind the scenes video of Paul Pogba's first day

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Monday was a very big day for Paul Pogba.

It was, of course, the day he became the world’s most expensive player in football history.

Manchester United have put together a slick video that follows Pogba throughout the day, from the moment he landed at Manchester Airport in a private jet to his first interview as a United player.


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The French star is clearly delighted to be back at the club he left in 2012. He’s smiling in nearly every shot; the only time he isn’t grinning is when he’s posing for official club photographs.

The video, posted to United’s Instagram page, almost makes the whole transfer saga, which stretched for weeks, worth it. Almost.

Check out the video below.

It will surely give more clubs the idea of producing behind the scenes style videos whenever they complete new signings. United’s video works not because of the scale of the signing, but because Pogba is a photogenic bundle of energy.

Pogba's mother predicted his return

The 23-year-old, who developed into a world-class player at Juventus, revealed that his mother told him he would one day return to Old Trafford.

“I think it’s destiny, I would say it’s destiny,” Pogba told MUTV. “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. I didn’t finish what I started here so I think I came here to finish it.”

“My mum, she says ‘Your mum’s always right.’ So she was right this time, so it’s good.”

Mourinho defends the cost

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

The United boss has been criticised for spending nearly £100m on one player but Mourinho says the Red Devils can cope because of their status.

"When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticising that, I don’t think they ever have this problem because, to have this problem, you need to be at one of the top clubs in the world,” he told MUTV. “So at Man United it can happen.”

Mourinho: Pogba has everything

The Portuguese, who replaced Louis van Gaal in the summer, added that Pogba “has everything” to be a star.

“He’s a very young player, an unbelievable midfield player with such physicality but, at the same time, such agility, co-ordination, skill. He has everything.

“What he has to learn now is how to play with us because I always say that in football you can be a super player, like he is, but a team is a team and you need to learn how to play in the team, and the team needs to learn how to play with you. 

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