Paul Pogba insists he’s still the same person that left Manchester United in 2012, claiming his time at Juventus felt like a holiday.
He left to join Juventus as a talented teenager, but returned to Old Trafford in the summer for a world-record transfer fee of £89.3 million.
The Frenchman has endured a mixed start to life back in the Premier League and has scored four goals for Man United so far this season in all competitions.
Speaking about his return, Pogba outlined his love for United.
“I have United in my heart, it’s my house. When I left, I always knew that I would come back. For me, it’s just normal,” he said.
“It’s like I went on holiday and just came back. Seriously. Nothing really changed. I’m the same person.
“When Jesse saw me, I was really happy to see him. We grew up together. To see him in the first team, I’m very happy and very proud.
“For the fans, it’s something different. They can lose one game and not talk for two days. That’s why we play for the fans as well as myself and the family.
“You have to give them the same love. I enjoy football and I enjoy the fans. I have done since I was young. That won’t change.”
It’s not a surprise to hear him talking about Jesse Lingard, they both came through the youth ranks at the same time and it’s incredible to see their friendship blossom as they share celebrations and jokes on and off the pitch.
Hopes are Pogba can continue to showcase his talent at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho has heavily invested in getting the best out of him at United.