Wayne Rooney believes Paul Pogba will feel he has unfinished business at Manchester United and is excited at news of his return to the club.
Pogba will complete his move from Juventus this week and an official announcement will be made to make him Jose Mourinho’s fourth summer signing for an expected world record transfer.
It means four years after leaving Man United, Pogba will be coming home and fans can’t wait to see it happen. By the sounds of it, neither can Rooney.
When asked by Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel about what he remembered about Pogba, Rooney detailed his physicality and said he felt he had unfinished business back at the club.
“The bruises,” Rooney said.
“He was one of those players who, when you trained against him, somehow he would just hurt you. A knee in your side, bump into you, I don’t think he meant to do it, but it just happened.
“You didn’t even need to get into a tackle. Just go next to him and you’d find an elbow or some other sharp bit. So, if he comes, I’m looking forward to that again!
“But he had great ability, some of the things he could do, and he’s gone up a level since he left us.
“I hope he is going to want to return to United and prove he’s a top-class player. If he is excited to play for us, we’ll be excited to have him back.
“I’m sure he’ll feel there is unfinished business, and it would be a very big statement by the club if they can make it happen.”
Pogba’s return to United will be a monumental transfer in every regard; for United, it will bring back a player who should never have left in the first place, for Pogba it will be a huge step up in both expectations and wages and for the Premier League it’s fantastic news to have a player like Pogba in the league.
For United, it could be the final piece in Jose Mourinho’s puzzle. Along with Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pogba will complete the spine of our team and we’re all just as excited as Rooney is about him coming home.