Confirmed - Paul Pogba has rejoined Manchester United

Pogba is back at Man Utd (
Pogba is back at Man Utd (

Manchester United have announced the signing of Paul Pogba in what is understood to be a world-record transfer.

Pogba, 23, has signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth season after United agreed a deal with Juventus which Press Association Sport understands is worth 105million euros (£89million).

That figure beats the estimated £85million that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013 in the previous world-record transfer. United did not confirm the fee paid when announcing the deal.

Pogba left United four years ago for a nominal fee, and went on to win four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice while his reputation grew - persuading Jose Mourinho to pay a colossal sum to bring him back to Old Trafford.

"I am delighted to rejoin United," Pogba said. "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends.

"But I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford. I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can't wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game."

United manager Jose Mourinho offered up these comments as he hailed his biggest ever signing:

“Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future," stated Mourinho.

"He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is.

"At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years. He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”

This was the dramatic video United issued to confirm the Pogba deal: