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    World Record Transfer Fee Broken

    Manchester United have signed Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in a reported world-record transfer fee of £89m.

    The 23-year-old French international returns to the club he left in 2012, having left to join Italian giants Juventus for a small fee of around £1.5m. He made 178 appearances for Juventus, scoring a total of 34 goals, and reached the 2015 Champions League final with Juventus.

    He returned to the clubs training ground at Carrington on Monday 8th August to complete his medical by flying in from Nice on a private jet, and then was driven to the training ground complex in a red Chevrolet sports car, which is of course the club's shirt sponsor.

    Pogba spoke to Manchester United's TV channel MUTV adding it was destiny to come back to Old Trafford, and spoke of his delight in returning. "There are no words to be honest, there are no words. I just came back to Carrington. It was like I'd just come back home. I just went for a holiday."

    After France lost out in the final of Euro 2016 to Portugal, Pogba has said that he is now happy to be back home where it all started for him.

    He added; "Yeah, there was a bit of sadness of course because we lost the final at home, but I would say I'm happy now, I'm back home. I always had this United thing in my heart, and that's why I came back. And I'm happy, just happy."

    Pogba claimed he first left the club frustrated and disgusted because former manger Alex Ferguson did not play him enough.

    In an interview back in 2012 he spoke about his Manchester United exit. "I was frustrated because he spoke to me a few times and said I was nearly there. When I saw Scholes came back, part of me was really happy as he's a legend, but I knew it was the end of me."

    Pogba is now in contention to potentially play a part of Manchester United's season opener away against Bournemouth. He is the club's 4th summer signing after Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

    The transfer fee has surpassed the previous world-record transfer fee for Gareth Bale in 2013 when Real Madrid signed him for around £86m from Tottenham Hotspur.

    By Carl Halsall

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