The Red Devils pulled off a coup of sorts in the final days of the summer transfer window by announcing the arrival of the Portuguese to his old stomping ground. The Premier League side confirmed his unexpected arrival on transfer deadline day.
Speaking to Telefoot, as relayed by Mirror, Pogba expressed delight at the arrival of Ronaldo. He claimed that the opportunity to train with the Portuguese would give him a huge boost. The Frenchman also said that Ronaldo would lift the level of the team.
“It’s always a pleasure to play with the best, it’s a plus for the players to be able to train with a great player. He’s going to raise the level of the team” said Pogba.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was handed the No. 7 shirt as a goodwill gesture from Edinson Cavani. Ronaldo’s arrival has definitely pleased Pogba, who also took the road from Turin to Old Trafford five years ago. The Frenchman is keen to compete for the biggest titles, so the Portuguese’s arrival sits well with his ambitions.
Pogba is in the final year of his current contract, and his representatives are already negotiating with Manchester United to extend his stay at the club. The Red Devils are desperate to keep their midfield maestro at the Theater of Dreams. They hope that the homecoming of one of the best players in the world will convince the Frenchman to commit himself to the club.
The Portuguese has already created history by breaking shirt sales records in the first 24 hours of his confirmation as a Manchester United player. Cristiano Ronaldo has even asked his new teammates to prepare for a title challenge this season.
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With Manchester United struggling to win the league since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the prodigal son’s return could mark the start of a new era of dominance. The Portuguese could inspire the Red Devils and help them end their silverware drought under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.