Jose Mourinho is happy to see Paul Pogba is finally back to Old Trafford. The Portuguese believes his new capture has everything required to become a superstar at Manchester United.
"I like everything," Mourinho told MUTV, when asked about Manchester United’s new number 6. "I know the discussion, I understand that, sometimes in soccer, things happen and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United.
"When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticising that, I don’t think they ever have this problem because, to have this problem, you need to be at one of the top clubs in the world. So at Man United it can happen.
"But he’s a very young player, an unbelievable midfield player with such physicality but, at the same time, such agility, co-ordination, skill. He has everything. What he has to learn now is how to play with us because I always say that in soccer you can be a super player, like he is, but a team is a team and you need to learn how to play in the team, and the team needs to learn how to play with you.
"We need to get the best out of him and this will be a process. So if he needs protection, I am here to protect. I know some people think that he arrives here now and, the first time he touches the ball, he scores, but I’m here to protect him and give him the best conditions to be what we think he is going to be, which is a soccer player for Man United, a reference for this club. I’m so happy.
"I can feel that ogba seems happy to be back in Manchester when I speak with him for the first time. I’m feeling now when I see him at the training ground with people he knows since he was a kid. He doesn’t look like a star.
"He looks like a kid who is back to his old school and is finding people that he cares about and people that love him a lot. So I believe that, after a couple of days, he will feel like he never left the club. So I think at adaptation level, he’s not a new player – he’s just a kid back home again."
Teammate Jesse Lingard is also happy to welcome Paul Pogba: