Date: 14th April 2020 at 5:11pm
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Paul Pogba opens up about the pressure on him when he made his second move to Manchester United, according to the Mirror

The France international and World Cup winner certainly divides opinion like no other footballer in the Premier League, as he puts on a United shirt in his second spell with the club.

On his day the 27-year-old is simply unplayable as he has proved on a number of occasions for the Red Devils, but consistency has always been his problem at Old Trafford.

Unfortunately for Pogba and United, the midfielder has hardly had any game time this season due to persistent injury problems. However, due to the current lack of football, it could give Pogba time to recover and play a part in the rest of United’s season.

The former Juventus player opened up on the pressures of joining United again and why he left the club in the first place.

Pogba played 178 matches in four years at Juventus before returning to Old Trafford.

When asked about the pressure of the fee, Pogba said: “For me, no, but for the world and fans and everyone, yes. Unfortunately, life is like that.

“It’s not me, but it was for a big amount of money. At the time, it was the biggest transfer for a midfielder.

“We don’t see it for a midfielder, more for strikers going for this kind of money, who will go and score goals.

“To see that from a midfielder, you have to score goals, make assists, make saves as well – even if you’re not a goalkeeper!

“You have to do more things so probably they see more of the transfer fee.

“But It’s nothing to do with me. I had nothing to do with it – it’s between the clubs.

“Obviously, because I went for free, I came back for a big amount of money and it made a big noise as well, but not for me.”

Pogba then went on to speak about the reason he left United, claiming the day he was left on the bench for a 3-2 defeat to Blackburn at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve in 2011 as the trigger.

He added: “I just wanted to play football. That’s all I want. I want to play.

“When I had the chance to play or come on against Blackburn, that’s when really I had heartbreak.

“There was no midfield. People were injured, Paul Scholes wasn’t there, I think he’d retired already and it was before he came back.

“Rafael played in midfield with Ji-sung Park and I didn’t come on.

“The manager has a choice in everything but that day is when I had my heart broken.”

 
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