Mour­inho hails ‘amaz­ing’ sign­ing

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: Paul Pogba can ful­fil his dream of be­com­ing the world’s best player by re­turn­ing to his for­mer club Manchester United, his man­ager-in-wait­ing Jose Mour­inho de­clared.

Pogba, 23, is close to re­turn­ing to Old Traf­ford for a re­ported world-record fee of 89 mil­lion pounds ($116.4 mil­lion, 105 mil­lion eu­ros) af­ter United and Ju­ven­tus con­firmed he was due to un­dergo a med­i­cal. The France mid­fielder makes no se­cret of his de­sire to usurp Lionel Messi and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo as the world’s fore­most player and Mour­inho be­lieves he will achieve that am­bi­tion at United.

“I think United is the per­fect club to bring him to the level that he wants to be,” Mour­inho said af­ter United beat Le­ices­ter City 2-1 at Wem­b­ley in the sea­son-open­ing Com­mu­nity Shield.

“The Premier League is the per­fect habi­tat for that. If you want to be the best player in the world, I think if you go to Barcelona or to Real Madrid, you are in trou­ble. “Be­cause I don’t think the other two big guys will let you de­velop to that level. “Here he has the con­di­tions to de­velop in the most seen world­wide cham­pi­onship, which is ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble, with a team that wants to bring Man United to the top again. “So we have ev­ery­thing to give him and we know the rea­sons why he wants to come to us. Money he will get from any big club. That’s not the point.

“He comes be­cause he knows the club, knows the city, know many of the play­ers. He wants to be an im­por­tant part of the Man United pro­ject. So hope­fully ev­ery­thing goes well and he comes into our team.” Mour­inho had ear­lier told BT Sport:

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