Former Manchester United star Paul Pogba has revealed what his initial reaction was to news of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Red Devils last summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, made a smash return to Old Trafford last summer after leaving Juventus for £13.5million.
Ironically, Pogba appears to be heading for a reunion with Juve this summer after his contract with United expired.
The Daily Mail reports that he is ready to agree a four-year deal with the Old Lady.
Pogba, 29, is releasing a documentary on Amazon called ‘Pogmentary’, which includes the Frenchman’s reaction to Ronaldo’s reunion with Manchester United.
The French midfielder said (via Manchester Evening News):
“The first thing I thought was ‘how do you train with a Ballon d’Or? “. It’s a good challenge to watch him train, what he does, what is the life of a Ballon d’Or like? “.
Being around Cristiano Ronaldo definitely did inspire Paul Pogba. pic.twitter.com/090G9PCKFQ
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The return of the legendary striker has unfortunately not helped the Red Devils improve their performance.
United ended the season in sixth place and without a trophy, a far cry from the club’s usual standards when the 37-year-old played in the team.
During his first spell at Old Trafford, the Portuguese star was part of a highly successful United side.
He has won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League three times.