Paul Pogba has revealed the two reasons behind his return to Manchester United this summer amid interest from other clubs. The French midfielder returned to Old Trafford in a world-record £89m deal, four years after leaving the club on a free transfer to Juventus. Real Madrid and Barcelona were also keen on the midfielder, but his former club showed more desire to sign him, while also agreeing to pay the record fee demanded by the Serie A champions.
"I came back because I wanted to and United showed that they wanted me back," Pogba said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
The 23-year-old left the 20-times English champions due to lack of first-team opportunities and has established himself as one of the very best midfielders in the world. He won four back-to-back Serie A titles and also helped Juventus to the final of the Champions League in 2014.
Pogba has outlined his ambitions following his world-record deal and his first objective to is to win the Premier League and get back to the Champions League, something that has eluded them in the two of the last three seasons following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, which includes this year after they finished fifth in the league last campaign under Louis van Gaal.
"We have a good team who wants to win the league again with a big manager, top players and a new team. My ambition is always to be No.1, always be the best.
"To be the best is to win the league - that is the objective of everyone. That's what we want to do. We want to go back to the Champions League because I know that's where we belong," he explained.
The four-time Serie A winner has also praised teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who joined on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain. He believes the Swede, who has won league titles with every club he has played for, can help the team get back to winning ways again.
"Zlatan is like the big brother of everyone I would say - he always makes jokes makes everyone relax and on the pitch he is a winner. He will really help the team."