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Only a top club like Manchester United can afford Pogba deal - Mourinho

Only a top club like Manchester United can afford Pogba deal - Mourinho

Juve still paid Raiola's fee though, amid speculation they could move for another of his clients, the Paris Saint-Germain and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who was United's fallback option in the event a move for Pogba collapsed. Former Red Devil Gary Neville and Match Presenter Gary Linekar feel the move is in the best interest of the Premier League as it signifies a reversing trend.

Pogba's world record transfer fee has raised plenty of eyebrows, especially considering that United let him leave to join Juventus back in the summer of 2012 for next to nothing.

Speaking to our partner brand Planet Football, Parlour said: "It's going to be interesting to see where he plays, because how do you get the best out of him?" However you look at the modern day game, there aren't many players who can do that and he definitely can. I love his energy - he has great energy in midfield. Football grosses so much money.

The world-record transfer deal has also seen pundits and big names from the footballing world echoing positive responses in favor of Manchester United.

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Lemeki added: "We've just shown that any team can win in sevens". "We came here for a medal", Canadian coach John Tait said. The best performance by a single U.S. team in the 2016 Summer Olympics has been the women's sevens rugby team, thus far.


Wenger believes Pogba's world-record transfer is a fair reflection of the current transfer market - where English clubs are forced to pay more for players than their European counterparts. David Moyes led them to a seventh placed finish before Louis van Gaal took them back into the top four, yet guided them to a finish outside it last season.

Mourinho responded to both Wenger and Klopp by saying their comments were "not ethical", insisting he would never speak about another club or player. But Mourinho has come in and specified the four players he wanted and the club has got them all.

United insist that the timing was purely down to their determination to announce the deal as soon as it was done, in order to avoid Juventus going public first - notwithstanding that it was nearly 1:40am in Turin when Pogba officially became a United player.


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