Record-break­ing Pogba eyes triple tri­umph

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LON­DON — Paul Pogba has set his sights on win­ning the Premier League, Cham­pi­ons League and Bal­lon d’Or af­ter the France star com­pleted his world record move to Manch­ester United on Tues­day.

United have shat­tered the trans­fer record with an £89 mil­lion deal to bring Pogba back to Old Traf­ford from Ju­ven­tus.

The for­mer United mid­fielder, who left Old Traf­ford for Juve in 2012 for just 800 000, im­me­di­ately out­lined his de­sire to re­pay the huge fee by help­ing the Premier League club be­come cham­pi­ons of Eng­land and Europe, while es­tab­lish­ing him­self as the world’s best player.

“I want to win the league for the first time with United, be­cause I hadn’t won the league when I left. The Cham­pi­ons League of course. And, per­son­ally, one of my dreams is to win the Bal­lon d’Or,” Pogba told MUTV.

“That will come with time, hope­fully, but first I want to win the Premier League, which I have never done.”

Since leav­ing United in 2012, Pogba has helped Ital­ian giants Juve win four Serie A ti­tles, the Coppa Italia twice, while they also fin­ished as Cham­pi­ons League run­ners-up in 2015.

Pogba, set to earn a re­ported 290,000-per-week at United, was also part of the France side who fin­ished run­ners up at Euro 2016.

On Sun­day, with Pogba given per­mis­sion to un­dergo a med­i­cal, United man­ager Jose Mour­inho said he felt the 23-year-old was com­ing to the “per­fect” place for him to sur­pass Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cris­tiano Ron­aldo as the game’s pre-em­i­nent player.

Pogba is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with a se­rial win­ner like Mour­inho and said: “I spoke with a lot of play­ers when he was at (Real) Madrid — I spoke with (Al­varo) Mo­rata, (Raphael) Varane — and they all told me he is a coach for me, he will make me im­prove a lot be­cause he makes you work harder.

“I feel this. I spoke with him a few times and he gave me en­ergy and pos­i­tiv­ity. So I was think­ing: ‘Why not?’ “I’m sure he can make me im­prove and make me a bet­ter player and a bet­ter per­son.” —



Jose Mour­inho

Paul Pogba

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