French midfielder Paul Pogba’s protracted move back to Manchester United was completed this week with the 23-year-old arriving at Old Trafford for a world record £89m. A combative, swashbuckling presence in the centre of midfield, the former Juventus man is sure to be one of the signings of the season, adept at creating chances, controlling the middle of the park and scoring sensational goals.
Pogba came through the youth ranks at United after arriving as a teenager in 2009. He only made a handful of appearances after breaking into the first team, however, with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson overseeing his departure to Italy in 2012.
With Juventus he won four consecutive Serie A titles as well as two Copa Italia trophies. He also payed a key role in getting the Old Lady to the final of the 2014/15 Champions League final where they were eventually beaten by Barcelona, 3-1.
Now, after a summer of speculation, Pogba is back in the Premier League.
For a world record fee, United manager Jose Mourinho will be expecting the Frenchman to be hitting the back of the net regularly, and considering some of his previous efforts, the Portuguese will surely not be waiting long. Pogba bagged 20 goals over the last two seasons in Serie A, with the midfielder arguably a potent mix of Yaya Toure and Michael Essien, with a little Frank Lampard thrown in.
Still only 23, Pogba’s goalscoring showreel is mightily impressive, with scintillating free-kicks, long-range cannonballs and brilliant contorl all evident over the past few years. He also has six goals for the French national team who he helped reach the final of Euro 2016 this summer.
Check out the top ten Paul Pogba goals below – good luck choosing your favourite!
10. Torino 1-4 Juventus – 20/03/16
9. Napoli 1-3 Juventus – 11/01/15
8. Juventus 4-2 Sampdoria – 18/01/2014
7. Juventus 3-0 Napoli – 10/11/2013
6. Juventus 2-0 Chievo – 25/01/2015
5. Juventus 1-0 Sassuolo – 09/03/2015
4. Juventus 2-0 Napoli – 20/10/12
3. Juventus 2-1 Torino – 31/10/15
2. Juventus 3-0 Siena – 24/02/13
1. Juventus 4-0 Udinese – 19/01/2013