Pogba declares himself ready for second Man United debut

Date published: Thursday 18th August 2016 8:56

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba insists he is fit enough to make his second Manchester United debut against Southampton on Friday.

World record signing Pogba missed the Red Devils’ 3-1 opening weekend victory at Bournemouth after serving a suspension carried over from his time at Juventus.

And despite being given an extended break following his exploits for France at Euro 2016, the 23-year-old is raring to go.

“You have to ask the manager, but I feel very good and have been training for 10 days. I am okay,” Pogba said.

“I am quite used to this. I played the World Cup two years ago when at Juve and three years ago I was at the Under-20 World Cup as well. So I am okay. It is about your body and I have been training on my holidays.”

United paid Juventus an initial fee of £89million to land Pogba, making the midfielder the most expensive footballer in history.

However, the former United youth player insists he will not be weighed down by expectation.

“I am just happy to play football, I don’t even think about it,” he added.

“My ambition is always be the the number one and be the best. So the objective is to win the league. We want to go back to the Champions League because that is where we belong.”

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