Manchester United fans are rejoicing as their prodigal son, Paul Pogba, returns to the club he left four years ago. Pogba signed for United on Monday evening for a world-record £89million, having developed into one of the world’s finest footballers. Although he turned 23 in March, Pogba has won five Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia trophies and two Supercoppa Italia wins.
Jose Mourinho believes Pogba can be at the heart of Manchester United‘s midfield for the next decade, having joined Eric Bailly Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a new-look side. But it was a different story back in 2012, when the talented young Frenchman left Old Trafford for Juventus. Following a fall-out with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Pogba was allowed to join the Italian club for just £1.5m. And United fans weren’t best pleased with the France midfielder’s conduct.
Like this guy:
Fuck Pogba – we’ve got Powell. Better, younger – and less of a money-grabbing mercenary shitbag. #mufc
— United Fan (@SoccerMouth) May 20, 2012
Or this chap:
Paul Pogba went to Juve? damn you stupid child.
— Timmy Chin (@TimmyChin) May 20, 2012
Or this bloke:
Don’t understand some youngsters. Pogba and Morrison leave the biggest club in the world for a quick buck. #bigmistake
— Jonny Butler (@ButlerJonny22) May 20, 2012
And another one:
Yes Pogba, ruining your career
— Aria Nekooie (@Aria_Nekooie) May 20, 2012
For the record, Nick Powell joined the same summer Pogba departed. He made three senior appearances for the club before joining Wigan permanently this summer after loan spells at Wigan, Leicester and Hull City.