Paul Pogba has hit out at singer Jessie J and rapper B.o.B, insisting that his first season at Manchester United was indeed “all about the price tag”.
Pogba endured a mixed first campaign back in Manchester after re-signing for the club from Juventus, with United winning three trophies and the midfielder featuring regularly.
But some felt his performance were not befitting of his £89.3m fee – the world record before being shattered by Neymar earlier this summer.
Pogba is ready for a season without the shackles of ‘world’s most expensive player’ around his ankles, but aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Jessie J and B.o.B first.
The pair claimed in seminal 2011 classic ‘Price Tag’ that “it’s not about the money, money, money”, adding that people should “forget about the price tag”.
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, Pogba issued a long-awaited response to the claims.
“I came here to win the Premier League and to challenge myself as well. Winning the Premier League is what matters,” Pogba said.
“My dream was to play for this club and when I finished (in 2012) I always felt like I had missed something at Manchester United because I wasn’t a first XI player.
“Now I’m back and happy to be back. I grew up a lot in Italy and I have come back as a man.
“Last season the first question from everyone was always all about the price tag. Now everyone is asking about the football. That tells you everything.
“I am always confident. I always give my best and now it is my second season. I know more about the Premier League and I adapt more with the team. It is about the team.
“When the team performs well, the players perform well too. I am confident for the team this season.”