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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba rejoins Man Utd for world record fee

Updated: Aug 09, 2016 12:07 IST      
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba rejoins Man Utd for world record fee

London, Aug 9 (ANI): Manchester United on Tuesday confirmed that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford club with the option to extend for a further year.

The 23-year-old, who left United in 2012 due to lack of playing opportunities under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, agreed the deal for a world record fee of 110 million euros, the Guardian reported.

United completed this summerÆs high-profile transfer after Pogba flew to Manchester for a medical exam.

Reflecting on his comeback to Old Trafford, Pogba said that he was looking forward to working with JosΘ Mourinho and added that United was the right club for him æto achieve everything I hope to in the gameÆ.

This is MourinhoÆs fourth signing since he replaced Louis van Gaal at the helm of United.

Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the other players who were added to bolster the squad this summer.

United will kick start their Premier League season at Bournemouth on Sunday. (ANI)

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