Romelu Lukaku reveals how Paul Pogba reacted to signing for Manchester United

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Paul Pogba became the most expensive signing of all time back in August when he left Juventus and returned to Manchester United for a record-breaking £89.3 million fee.

Things haven't gone totally to plan for him thus far, with United struggling to win in the league and, on a personal level, the Frenchman has been unable to consistently influence matches and produce his very best form.

Much was made of Pogba "coming home" to Old Trafford, but now his close friend and one of the Premier League's brightest stars has spoken out to set the record straight regarding how he reacted to rejoining the Red Devils - four years after departing to the Italian champions.


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Everton's main man Romelu Lukaku spent time with Pogba in California over the course of the summer, he was present for the moment when the central midfielder sealed his world-record return to Man Utd, and he has now revealed just how delighted the ex-United youth player was.

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Lukaku was asked about Pogba's personality and whether or not he is an arrogant person, and he told Belgian outlet Sport/Foot Magazine, via Goal: "He's anything but that. A lot of things are said about him, but I was there at the hotel when he signed for United.

"There were maybe ten people surrounding him with briefcases and contracts inside. When everything was signed, and I've known Paul for many years, I've never seen him with that look on his face. I'd never seen him so happy. This return to United, it had nothing to do with money."

Lukaku, who is 23 like Pogba, added: "It was a relief, a real happiness for him. We only spoke once about football during our holidays this summer, when we were at a pool in LA, and he was telling me about his dream to return to United. That's when I understood what it meant."

So, it appears that Pogba's loyalty to the cause cannot be questioned, but the former Juve star will be hoping that things quickly improve for Jose Mourinho's side on the pitch, starting with securing qualification from their Europa League group at Zorya on Thursday evening.

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