Mourinho: Pogba will be our heart for next decade

Date published: Tuesday 9th August 2016 8:09

Paul Pogba can be “at the heart” of Manchester United for the next decade, according to Jose Mourinho.

Months of speculation, negotiations and deliberation bore fruit in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the open secret of the 23-year-old’s United return was made official.

Four years on from departing Old Trafford without making a first-team start, Pogba signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth season after United agreed to pay an eye-watering 105million euros (£89million).

Juventus revealed the deal could increase by a further five million euros (£4.25million) depending on targets being met.

The 23-year-old conducted his first interview upon his United return, the full transcript of which you can read here, but his new manager was equally delighted at the signing.

“Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future,” he told the club’s official website.

“He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is.

“At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years. He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”

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