Paul Pogba looks set to begin his second coming at Manchester United in Friday night’s clash against Southampton at Old Trafford.
The France International was forced to miss the clubs opening game of the new season against Bournemouth through suspension, but now appears fully fit to make his second debut for the club.
The 23-year-old only resumed training last week, but has insisted that he is ready for first team action should be selected by Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Pogba was optimistic about his fitness level saying that he felt in very good shape and that he was only concentrating on footballing matters in spite of becoming the world’s most expensive football player.
Whilst it is expected that Pogba will start the game on the substitutes bench, it is widely anticipated that Pogba will make an appearance at some stage in the second half.
Exactly where the record breaking midfielder will fit into Mourinho’s new look united side however remains unknown. Pogba’s ability to play in a midfield duo and play as a number ten gives the Portuguese plenty of options.
In playing alongside Morgan Schneiderlin or Michael Carrick in the centre of midfield it will give Pogba the freedom to go out and express himself in the centre of the pitch, whilst his team mate’s do the defensive work. On the other hand playing Pogba in a more advanced number ten role could work wonders for United’s front line. It would allow him to feed the likes of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial on the wings and link up with either Marcus Rashford or Zlatan Ibrahimovic up top.
Pogba will no doubt be under scrutiny from large sections of the media as the Frenchman aims to live up his world breaking eighty nine million pound price tag. Whilst he may not score the goals of a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, he provides that world class ability in his game that can take Manchester United onto the next level.
With Paul Pogba pulling the strings in the united side, he could play a big role in the club getting back to not only the peak of English, but European football. Money is irrelevant when it comes to this transfer, it was a gamble united had to do and in three years from now we are sitting on twenty one Premier League Titles and four European Cups, it will be money well spent.