Man Utd star Paul Pogba: I can be main man now world transfer burden is gone

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Paul Pogba scored for Manchester United against West Ham

Pogba became the most expensive star on the planet when he rejoined United from Juventus last summer in a world record £90m deal.

The huge fee appeared to be a burden as he struggled to make a significant impact – despite United winning three trophies last season.

But Neymar’s stunning £200m switch from Barcelona to Paris St Germain means the focus is now of Pogba’s football rather than his price tag.

He said: “Last season the first question from everyone was always all about the price tag.

“Now everyone is asking about the football. That tells you everything.”

“The first question from everyone was always all about the price tag”

Man Utd star Paul Pogba

And Pogba reckons the best if still to come from him and that he is more equipped now to help United win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013.

Pogba, who left United for Juve in 2012, said: “I came here to win the Premier League and to challenge myself as well.

“I want to perform well, but it is about what the team does.”

United are one of the firm favourites to win the title this season and Pogba reckons Jose Mourinho’s men have what it takes to do it.

But he has ordered people not to get carried away in the wake of United’s 4-0 thumping of West Ham in their opening game last weekend.

Pogba, who was speaking at a sponsor’s event at Old Trafford with Tag Heuer Watches, added: “It was an excellent start to the season, but what matters is the end.

“We have started well, but we have to carry on like this.

“It is only one game. We have to keep calm, carry on training and keep working and concentrating on the next game.

“But I am always confident. Now it is my second season and I know more about the Premier League and I adapt more with the team.

“I am confident for the team. With the experience of last season, a new manager and new players now it is the second season of Mourinho.

“We all know more about the Premier League. Even if Mourinho has experienced the Premier League before it was at Chelsea.

“Now he is at Manchester United, with a different team and more experience.”